Rear Window (13) – Wood Wharf

We haven’t had a Rear Window post for ages where we get to see what fellow Greenwichians see out of their bedroom windows, but I reckon you’ll be pretty green when you see what Kathy does every morning…

I’ve sort of seen this view – when I posed as someone ‘interested in buying a second property’ while Wood Wharf was being built. I’m not sure the estate agent totally bought my line – I probably should have worn something a bit more convincing than filthy overalls – but I did manage to have a good peek – and it was a marvellous view, especially from the penthouse on top…

But back to Kathy’s window. When she wakes up in the morning, if she looks left, she sees, Deptford Reach and Canary Wharf, with London in the background:

If she looks right, Greenwich looms large:

Here’s the daytime view of the Deptford/Canary Wharf vista:
And Island Gardens:
With all that water you wouldn’t expect to see a parking lot too. But this is what she woke up to in May when HMS Invincible was moored outside her flat…

I’m always looking for Rear Window subjects. They don’t have to be glamorous like Kathy’s view. Whether your place looks out over the back of shops, a tyre-replacement workshop or next-door’s dustbins, it’s all part of what Greenwich is Now. And it’s all interesting for a nosy Phantom…


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