I was shown bits of docklands this evening I didn’t know existed.
First, we looked at the plinth of the statue of Robert Milligan, the Scottish merchant and slave factor who was responsible for the construction of West India Docks. Only the bronze plaque remains showing a helmeted warrior – is it Britannia ? – sitting on a sleeping lion receiving gifts, presumably brought by the sailing ship behind:-
Then the new Wood Wharf tower by Herzog and de Meuron:-
A nice doorknocker in Coldharbour:-
A good view across the river towards the dome:-
The ventilation shaft for the Blackwall Tunnel designed by Terry Farrell when he was working for the GLC:-
And an egret in East India dock:-