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Shot from Charlton Road, overlooking the A102 Blackwall Tunnel approach. The Olympic Stadium is already staring to disappear behind new developments (view full-size, squint and you might see the top of it just to the left of the Orbit). At some point I guess we can expect the Millennium Dome to get similarly obscured.
Here’s a similar view from 2010:
No buildings on the Peninsula between Dome and Greenwich Millennium Village, no cable car, no sign of the Olympic developments. I just wish the 2010 shot included the “eco” Sainsbury’s which has since been demolished (unthinkable at the time).
Putting this together tells me I should a) get a long lens for my Fuji, b) take these more often (and catalogue them better in my archives).
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.