Preliminary observations at Canary Wharf.
In spite of the number
of areas of public water
not so public)
in the once quays and docks
in particular the central and iconic One Canada Square.
as it is today
by the wind
is the best that can be managed.
In a way
symbolic in its rippledness
of the critical aversion to representational imagery in photography
(as promulgated by religions such as Islam, Presbyterianism, Structural/Materialism and Homeland Security).
Perhaps the best view would be reflected
in the public waters of the Thames
[next stop Canada Water].
Clustered buildings at ground level
a view of the buildings
only as unfeasibly towering
denying visual purchase on architecture.
As determined plan forms
to optimise the flow of traffic
human and vehicular.
The distant view
the view visible from all over London
(designed to be)
the most impressive.
back in Bermondsey
as Jamaica Road recedes into the distance
on the closest we have to a horizon here
there it is