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Thursday, 17 June 2010

Men at Work # 24

Major works are taking place at BlackFriars underground station. When completed in 2011 the station will be accessible from both sides of the Thames, with a walk way under the Thames.

Much of the building materials, including huge steel girders, arrive via the river on equally huge barge. The barges need to be anchored into place for unloading and this needs two anchors per barge. One anchor in the river and one on the riverbank when the tide allows. As you can see when an anchor is on the riverbank it makes an excellent seat for a quick phone call.

9 comments:

John said...

OK, I'll be rude. 'Typical English worker, sitting down on the phone' - sorry, couldn't resist.

Caroline said...

Do you think he's ordering a pizza?

H said...

...or placing a bet on England for the world cup?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm impressed they're building a new tube station. And not an extension in the suburbs; but a new one in the midst of the old. And a walk under the Thames to boot. Wow.

Witness said...

Nice backdrop!

Babzy said...

i love your serie men at work , this one is pretty good !!

lewi14 said...

It seems that he enjoys his work. Lunchtime?

jabblog said...

Wow - the size of that anchor!!

Tinsie said...

Love this photo :-)

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