September 21, 2004
Spent the best part of the day in London’s Docklands today. The first time that I’ve ever travelled on the Docklands Light Railway too!
One thing I’ve noticed about this place is that it’s awfully bleak. And extremely windy!
On the way home tonight I managed to get a seat at the very front of the driver-less light railway train. This afforded me a spectacular view of the Canary Wharf skyline. The picture doesn’t capture the serenity of it all.
Canary Wharf at night - as captured from the front seat of the Docklands Light Railway.
Posted by jag at September 21, 2004 10:58 PM
Travel northwards into London Bridge station at sunset for a brilliantly striking view, also.
The dusk picture is awesome!
Reminds me of Stalinist Russia
Hey, sorry to have to contact you this way, seeing as its a little ‘off-topic’ but I could not find an email address for you anywhere.
I just bought a Psion netBook and I was wondering if you could tell me how to install a wireless LAN card. Can you drop me a line at email@example.com?
Thx Vanessa - will remember that!
Cheers Marcus (aka snappy)!
Fritz: Do you mean “bleak and windy”?
Felix: No problem! You obviously arrived here from my Psion netBook page: (http://www.jag.me.uk/misc/netbook/)
I will email you shortly.
Yes the cold wind blows across the steppes as the train whistle is heard in the background. The bureaucrat trudges home to a bowl of potatoes and a glass of vodka.
Fritz: you make it sound so poetic! I wish I was there! ;-)
Sat Sri Akal paa-ji.
The company for which I work in the States has its headquaters at C.W. In fact, I believe the bldg. is visible in the night shot; right-most with “yellow” crown.
Sat Sri Akal Ajay. Bohuth teek-taak! (forgive the spelling!) Hope you are too.
Then you must be working for HSBC. In the picture - I am on the DLR train heading Westbound - the tallest building is 1 Canada Square - which is in the middle - and from my direction of approach: on it’s left is the Citgroup building and on the right is the HSBC one)
Aaaho. Mera company HSBC mai hai. :)
I’ve just read about your nightmare journey from Hammersmith to your home last winter (must have missed it the first time!)
Ajay: so I guessed right! :-)
Vicky: shocking it was indeed! Hope the story was entertaining though! Almost farcical in fact. Still - one lives and learns I suppose.
I feel the bleakness is part of what makes London such an attractive place. Within a relatively small surface area there is enough variation to fit all moods and tastes. I like contrast and you could not find greater contrast that between Docklands and Richmond Park say or South Kensington and Angel. London can be bleak but it’s never boring. Keep the pics coming please…
Hi Stroppycow - you are absolutely right. And didn’t someone once say “when you are tired of London - you are tired of life”. ?
I love Docklands at night…travelling through it on the monorail makes me think of Blade Runner.
Ah - Bladerunner - yes I can see what you mean Fi - very appropriate now I think of it! Cheers!