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London Imagery: Canary Wharf DLR Station

I guess, in the current environment, I should be happy with the amount of work I suddenly have. Except, to be honest, I’ve been starting to forget the time in my previous life when I habitually put in 11-12-hour days, and I don’t believe regret has been figuring as a related emotion…

Anyway, the corollary to my newfound busy-ness is the fact that I cannot find much time for a lengthy post. Therefore, today, all I can do is treat you to a view that I come across every morning on my commute to work. This is how the Canary Wharf DLR station looks from the front seat of a train. Somehow, my mental picture of it is grander than the way it came out on the photo, but it’s still a pretty cool structure.

Canary Wharf DLR Station

The image is clickable for a larger view, as always.


  1. Nathan

    1. What does DLR stand for? (something Light Rail?)

    2. Not only do you guys drive on the wrong side of the road, you drive on the wrong tracks too. 🙂

  2. Ilya

    Kostyan, I suppose so, if you take tube to Canary Wharf and then DLR to Greenwich. Since there is no tube in Greenwich, this is quite likely how you went there from London.

    Nathan, Docklands Light Railway. Canary Wharf and areas around it are collectively known as Docklands. Up until mid-20th century, these were, well, docks.

    I think it would be way too kinky if the rail and the auto transport had different side-of-the-road schemes. Yep, the trains keep to the left side too in England.

  3. Jeri

    Ilya – I haven’t been commenting as much lately because I’m so heads down in the writing project but I’m really enjoying all the London photography. You have a nice eye for architectural composition, and the images make me wish I could travel, darn it.

  4. jason

    Ilya, I assume the three arched openings directly above the tracks shelter platforms for the trains, correct? What is the glassed-in structure above the arches? Merely decorative, or is it accessible to people?

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