TQ3980 : O2 Arena seen from Royal Victoria Dock

taken 5 years ago, near to Blackwall Tunnel, Greenwich, Great Britain

O2 Arena seen from Royal Victoria Dock
O2 Arena seen from Royal Victoria Dock
O2 arena
The O2, is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, including an indoor arena, a music club, a cinema, an exhibition space, piazzas, bars and restaurants. It was built largely within the former Millennium Dome, a large dome-shaped building built to house an exhibition celebrating the turn of the third millennium; as such, The Dome remains a name in common usage for the venue.
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Royal Victoria Dock :: TQ4180
The Royal Victoria Dock opened in 1855 it was the first of the Royal Docks and the first London dock to be designed specifically to accommodate large steam ships. It was also the first to use hydraulic power to operate its machinery and the first to be connected to the national railway network.
The Royal Victoria Dock consisted of a main dock and a basin to the west, providing an entrance to the Thames on the western side of the complex.
The dock was an immediate commercial success, as it could easily accommodate all but the very largest steamships. It was badly damaged by German bombing in World War II but experienced a resurgence in trade following the war. However, from the 1960s onwards, the Royal Victoria experienced a steady decline as the shipping industry adopted containerization, which effectively moved traffic downstream to Tilbury. It finally closed to commercial traffic along with the other Royal Docks in 1980.
Since the 1980s the area around the dock has been redeveloped, including the ExCel Centre.
Emirates Airline (Cable Car) :: TQ3979
Emirates Air Line is a Transport for London gondola link across the River Thames that is being built with sponsorship from the air carrier Emirates for the 2012 London Olympics. The scheme, comprises a 1 km cable car line that crosses the river from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks, linking two important Olympic sites. The project, estimated to cost 60 million, began construction in August 2011. The cable car was first included on the tube map in December 2011, as a part of the network under construction.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 31 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Air transport  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3912 8012 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1740N 0:0.1806E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4034 8066
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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