London Photo Walks - The Ascension

The Ascension

Canary Wharf - 2016

With over 60,000 people travelling through Norman Foster's cathedralesque cavern on a weekday the Canary Wharf station becomes quite surreal at the weekend. Suddenly the steps of only a handful of people ring out in a chamber that threatens to engulf them.

This emptiness makes it one of the best times to get photos of the station's architecture, undistracted by the thousands of suits that normally grace the halls. The eastern exit, although less grand than its western counterpart, is the more aesthetically satisfying of the two. Just two escalators rise under the station lights, reaching for the glass canopy and fresh air above with the domed concrete ceiling framing the scene.





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