Lightning Strikes Canary Wharf, London by Nick Nomi

Travel Photo: Lightning Strikes Canary Wharf

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One of my favourite things about living across from Canary Wharf was watching the city night after night. Whether it was a perfectly clear summer day, a rainy spring shower with a rainbow cutting through the sky, fireworks for NYE, autumn fog or like in this image – a raging storm – the view was always incredible.

I took this image on my balcony in Greenland Docks in South East London – one of the quietest and most pleasant areas of the entire Docklands area – indeed  -one of my favourite places in all of London. The storm lasted for several days – but one night, soaking wet on my balcony, I watched as bolt after bolt of lightning struck above the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf again and again – I was mesmerised and so happy that the constant rolls of thunder had kept me awake far into the morning (I took this picture at about 3:30am).

Unfortunately I wasn’t exactly prepared and so my camera and lens got completely soaked – which resulted in some messy images – but despite that – this is still one of my favourite moments that I managed to capture in London.

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Nick Nomi


Nick is a writer, photographer and musician, who, after working for years in the fashion and creative industries as an editor and writer, gave up the office life to travel long term and write about it. He started Europe Is Our Playground to showcase unique experiences in Europe through story driven narratives & candid photography. Currently back in London.

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