I read that as "tropical" at first.I do like a topical one. Looks like it was taken from the terrace of a building with a controversial name?
Correct!All that copper on the roof isn't particularly British, it's far more Germanic - and the general vibe is rather German.
Obviously rich enough to support significant new buildings - and either didn't care about what was there before or was badly hit in wartime.
Looks like there's the odd heavy barge in the picture, suggesting it's a port at the outflow of a major river.