Saturday, 3 March 2012

Transit patterns


Another York photo, but this one's just for fun.  It's the roof of York's main rail station: a wonderful soaring, sweeping glass and iron structure, made all the more interesting by being curved to follow the tracks.  The station was opened in 1877 and had 13 platforms at that time, making it then the largest station in the world.  It was designed by the architects of the North Eastern Railway, Thomas Prosser and William Peachey.

York is still an important rail junction, being about half-way up on the London-Edinburgh main line and joined by cross-country and trans-Pennine routes too.  (Probably why the National Railway Museum has its home in the city.)  I pass through it quite often and rather like the ambience of the station.

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A postscript - relevant to the WV debate - here's a comment that the Blogger spam filter siphoned off for me today:  'On speaking terms the homely correct hair spark, the arable land and combustor farmers are embowed at thrusters, headed for a level.'  Where do they find them?!

16 comments:

  1. Incredible! there's a reall beauty in this work! i admire all details, like the flowers..Great picture! Have a nice week-end, dear Jenny!

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  2. I love the geometry of that photo.

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  3. Really, very well captured, jennyfreckles.

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  4. Hi Jenny, your York photos are so good they make me want to upgrade my equipment. What do you use?

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  5. Brilliant! What a very cool image! Well done, Jenny.

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  6. Jenny, this has got to be one of my all-time favorite photos! I love stuff like this. I hope J_on_Tour gets to see it. Right down his alley. Beautiful photo.

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  7. I thought that looked familiar. This is a terrific image Jenny.

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  8. What a marvelous picture! It is really quite mesmerizing.

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  9. What a majestic roof! Gorgeous!

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  10. Rows of deck-chairs next please! I love this category of artful photos!

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  11. A wonderfully artistic capture Jenny - thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!

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  12. Great lines and pattern in this shot. Very artistic.

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  13. Point of interest with regards York station . . it is infact the only "curved" station in the country . . . .

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  14. Glad everyone liked this one. It was a bit of an afterthought really, taken quickly as I caught the train home. Then I just decided to play around with the processing a bit, cropping and saturating.

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  15. This is a very cool capture...and a bit of an optical illusion too. Very nice! ~Lili

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