From 5 years ago this week, the shot from which I’ve cropped this site’s header image.
I tried to recreate this a few weeks ago but couldn’t work out where I’d actually taken it from; eventually I worked out that at some point in the intervening 5 years, the lampposts on the A102 have been replaced with taller versions, making for an uglier photo. I’ll try again sometime when it’s a bit less chilly.
Those 5 years have seen significant change to this view (whether it’s from Old Dover Road, or Charlton Road): the cable car, Olympic Park, Stadium, and Orbit have all appeared, for better or worse, plus a variety of new buildings along the Peninsula with – in theory – plenty more to follow.
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