Thursday, June 23, 2011

Vacation 2011 Day 4 Canary Wharf

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For my last day in London I headed out to Canary Wharf. For a long time I had been wanting to photograph the Tube station there. It was a Saturday so not many people about.

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Built on top of what was once dockland, Canary Wharf is home to the offices of gangsters and robber barons nowadays known as banks, insurance companies, and other "financial service companies".

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Paying themselves huge sums of money for the privilege of gambling with other peoples money, if their gambles dont pay off they suck the public purse dry.

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In keeping with their own high opinion of themselves they build huge palaces of steel and glass.

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One security guard tried to tell me I couldnt photograph "his" building, which was simply not true. I checked the law beforehand and when I explained that to him he said if he called the police they would take my camera.

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4 comments:

  1. Awesome photos. Chapeau!

    PS. They shouldn't be living in glass houses, should they?

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  2. Timely post. Just yesterday we found that our insurance company will neither pay for my paternity leave, not the homebirth.

    May be back in Japan sooner than originally planned...

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