Sunday, 28 September 2014

An evening wander through Limehouse and into the city of London

This particular Urban Wander was a drift in every sense of the word. After a meeting in docklands during the day, I wandered out of the tower block I was in with no real view as to where I was going, other than the vague notion that I needed to get back into Central London. Having spent the past few weekend on and around disused railways in the countryside, I was pleased to find one in the city. At just 120 meters long, it's not massive, but represents the missing 3rd side of a triangle that at one time on the London and Blackwall Railway. After doing some research it would appear that this short section may possibly be converted into something like the High Line in New York.

Disused railway bridge on the former London and Blackwall Railway, Limehouse
Disused railway bridge on the former London and Blackwall Railway, Limehouse

Disused railway bridge on the former London and Blackwall Railway, Limehouse
Disused railway bridge on the former London and Blackwall Railway, Limehouse

Disused railway bridge on the former London and Blackwall Railway, Limehouse
Disused railway bridge on the former London and Blackwall Railway, Limehouse

Disused railway bridge on the former London and Blackwall Railway, Limehouse
Disused railway bridge on the former London and Blackwall Railway, Limehouse

By the time I had got to Limehouse station I had become a little disorientated, not to mention tired as still recovering from a cold, so I hopped aboard the DLR to Bank, and then made my way down to the River Thames. Despite the tiredness, I was pleased I persevered on my walk, and was justly rewarded with a lovely sunset.

Sunset over London, looking towards the Millennium Bridge
Sunset over London, looking towards the Millennium Bridge

Sunset over London, taken from the Millennium Bridge
Sunset over London, taken from the Millennium Bridge

Sunset over London, taken from the Millennium Bridge
Sunset over London, taken from the Millennium Bridge

    

So, that's all for today folks. I'm in mainland Europe for a couple of days next week, so who knows what I will find in search of space.

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