TQ3981 : Looking westward from Canning Town station

taken 8 years ago, near to Blackwall Tunnel, Greenwich, Great Britain

Looking westward from Canning Town station
Looking westward from Canning Town station
In the foreground, the River Lea. Beyond it, a Docklands Light Railway train bound for Canning Town takes a long sweep around a meander in the river before arriving behind the photographer. The tower block in the distance is Erno Goldfinger's Balfron Tower on the Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach, built in the 1960s like his similar but better-known Trellick Tower in Paddington.
River Lea
The River Lea (or Lee) originates at Marsh Farm Leagrave, Luton in the Chiltern Hills and flows generally southeast, east, and then south to London where it meets the River Thames. The river is 42 miles long.
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TQ3981, 406 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre  Railways 
River (from Tags)
Lee/Lea 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3917 8135 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.8364N 0:0.2529E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3942 8136
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Docklands Light Railway  Docklands  London Docklands  Electricity Pylon  Pylon  Block of Flats  Balfron Tower 

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