Tuesday, June 9, 2009
These are shots from St. Pancreas train station in London -- in my admittedly limited experience, this is my favourite train station by far -- it's really a beautiful space and it's clean and well-serviced as well.
Isn't that a beautiful mosaic in the brickwork?! And I love the complementary blue!
The combination of glass and metalwork is so effective -- can you see the old clock in the photo above?
And look at that ceiling! I didn't mind waiting here at all -- quite a crowd getting processed through Security and passport check with several trains leaving close together, but we caught our Eurostar without any problems at all -- we'd stopped in to pick up tickets a few days earlier -- round trips for 99 pounds (cheaper than one-ways -- could have been cheaper if we'd bought them earlier). We were in Paris within two hours, very comfortable travelling, and then we just took the No. 5 Metro line from Gare du Nord through to Place d'Italie which is only minutes away from our hotel -- our home away from home, 10 days a year!
We've been out and about now, seen some sights, taken some photos, had some mini-adventures, and soaked a pair of shoes or two . . .