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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Waterloo Station


This is one of the most curious frontages in London. This entrance to Waterloo Station is rather grand and built to commemerate the train workers who died in the First World War (So a sort of connection to what I have posted on My Other Stuff). But, it looks out onto nothing. Where it should look out onto York Road it just faces a blank wall, supporting a railway track above Mepham Street. Strange.

I love this station, it is the Eurostar terminal. So when I travel to work by tube (relatively infrequently) it's the hardest thing not to take the wrong turning and go to Paris instead. England has a wondeful heritage of the railway, but all too many have been modernised, improved and commercialised beyond recognition; for me this entrance still promises romance.

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