A large group of sketchers met up one Saturday in January, excellently organised by Katherine Tyrrell who explained the layout of Canary Wharf, with its confusing centres of shopping and the viewpoints, such as the garden right on the top, called Crossrail Place Roof garden.
Link to Canary Wharf group website
We two chose to sketch outside overlooking the massive excavation work going on for a new block.
In this area of the old docks, you can see three of the original cranes, which are now preserved as part of our industrial heritage. Poor things looked a bit lost in the wide open desolation.
The second sketch is indoors, we had to thaw out a bit! It is a sketch of the Jubilee Shopping complex, not as busy as usual.
On a Saturday the workers are mostly absent.
Link to information on Jubilee Place shops at Canary Wharf
|Cranes at Canary Wharf, London docklands|
|Saturday shoppers indoors in Jubilee Place Mall|