Once an area of industrial and docklands style and having gone through a period of being something of the 'poor relative', it is blossoming again.
The docks are still active, but there are also lots of new residential tenements (blocks of flats) and a burgeoning bistro culture.
One thing which really caught my eye was the new monument to the sailors and workers of the Merchant Navy.
The monument shows dedication plaques at the bottom, different aspects of work on the plinth level; places of posting; dangers at sea; the shipping through the ages. At top is a brass sculpture of sailing hulls.
Don't let that deep blue sky fool you - it was 2 degrees centigrade that day!!! What's happening round your part of the world folks?
© Yamini Ali MacLean 2014