3rd February 2007
Heron Quays, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AD
DLR Platform couple
I’m not sure why DLR stations have big mirrors suspended above the end of each platform, considering the trains are driverless, but because they do the picture of the day isn’t the more dramatic ‘straight on’ silhouette of this affectionate couple – who evidently aren’t as fussed as the other passengers are about making the most of some rare February sunshine.
Yes, I know I could Photoshop it out, but that’s just that little bit beyond being an ‘honest’ retouch for me. Heigh ho.
Anyway, to many people who don’t live or work in the area, the Isle of Dogs can be a baffling mixture of forbidding giant office blocks, ‘luxury’ apartments and underground shopping malls [architecturally inspired by Marineville in Stingray, I reckon] – which is why anyone heading to Greenwich – or, in this case, Deptford – changing from tube to DLR at Canary Wharf should sensibly use the humble Heron Quays station nearby [where, incidentally, an aircraft once landed to demonstrate the viability of creating a City Airport in the old docks] rather than the one deep in the confusion of the shopping mall.