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The view from Platform 13

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I was so impressed by Berlin Hauptbahnhof I'd have believed it if you'd told me there was a Platform 13 and three quarters. Shot two shows the view down from the platform. There was much excitement in the Welsh contingent about the double decker regional trains. I was too busy being dizzied by the multi storey station. Mind you the last station I was overawed by is a lesson in why you should always suspect architecture that makes you feel small. Milan's main station- monumental like an emperor's mausoleum, full of pigeon shit, built for Mussolini.

Caine says:

Wow. Fabulous shots.

29th May 2009, 21:45

factotum says:

The top shot, which doesn't quite work in the thumbnail, is my favourite of the three. That's because the camera records what the human eye doesn't quite see or attend to.

29th May 2009, 23:39

JokerXL says:

Europe does main trainstations very well.

30th May 2009, 11:04

OJ says:


Factotum, do you mean the distortions of the lines reflected in the (moving) train window? I like that too.

JokerXL, there's just more romance to a station where the next train might be to Paris (as the one before on the opposite platform was). And before someone says it, I know that St Pancras and Waterloo also have trains to France, but they are in a separate, secure area. You couldn't just step onto them.

V wants to go on holiday by train in September. Granada maybe. I can see the appeal.

30th May 2009, 11:16

hildegard says:

Rather taken with that top one. :)

If you ever have the option, Gare de Lyon's worth an hour or two of anyone's loitering time. A coffee at least in le Tain Bleu, surely the world's best station catering location; then stroll down to catch a train to the Côte d'Azure, to Switzerland, or even back to Milan...

(Edit)- That'll be "le Train Bleu" which makes a good deal more sense as a railway station restaurant than "the blue mirror silvering"...

30th May 2009, 21:55

Viv says:

sold Hildegarde :)

looks amazing OJ

trains are a good way to travel - we once caught the boat to Santander then travelled by train to stay with Alan's brother in Porto - was very interesting and quite an adventure - H was about 18 months at the time

31st May 2009, 12:30