Pier on the run
Across the Thames for a strange sight – anyone remember the old Charing Cross pier, which sat opposite Embankment Tube station for years until about a decade ago, when it was replaced by the snazzy Embankment Pier. For years, it sat close to Greenland Dock in Rotherhithe, looking a bit sad and unloved. Southwark Council wasn’t best pleased and it went four years ago.
Now it’s got a new home – at Millennium Mills in the Royal Docks. It looks slightly surreal as part of the bleakly desolate Silvertown scene.
This photo was taken at Pontoon Dock DLR station, on a route I hadn’t travelled for about a year, so I’ve no idea what it’s doing, why it’s there, or how long it’s been there for. Is it only a temporary visit? Where might it pop up next? And what do you do with an old pier? All suggestions gratefully accepted.