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Friday, 15 May 2009

Russel Square Tube

Russel Square tube is one of my favourites. Built in 1906 it has lovely tile work and those great lights outside. It services the Piccadilly line which as I have said before is one of the deepest. If the lifts aren't working that means a climb of 177 steps. You get out here to go to the British Museum.

subway day is a mid-month theme shared by the following blogs:
Budapest - London - New York City - Paris - Stockholm - Sydney

It is also skywatch friday with beautiful skies around the world.

25 comments:

Peter said...

Some metro stations are really deep under the ground, so much nicer whan you finally reach the blue sky! You managed a good combination of the two themes! Bravo!

Julie said...

1-7-7 steps ... wow! That sure is deep. Why? Whoever designed the logo for the London underground did a splendid splendid job!

Laura said...

It always has new things each time I visit your site, and I can learn a lot of new things, broaden my eyes. Thanks, MO. There are not too much subway in Vietnam, It isn't popular here.
And I notice that blue skies on these days in London, how beautiful!
Have a good weekend.

Candie Bracci said...

One of the several charms of London!

B Squared said...

It really is the best way to get around London. But those 177 steps? Not for me.

Greyscale Territory said...

This is an interesting subway facade! Great perspective!

London Belle said...

I hate the lifts in tubes!! The tube seems unatural as it is without a giant lift! (I may have a slight lift phobia!)
xx

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful skywatch shot. Pretty blue sky.

Brianna said...

There's something about seeing an "Underground" sign that makes my heart beat a little faster every time....

Tammy said...

Love this pic. And yeah...I've had to climb those darn stairs. YUCK. I had to take at least two breaks. LOL

Nicole Elkington said...

Yuck! Those stairs are awful! But I loved this stop too, not for the design or anything {although I can see what you mean} but because every time we were supposed to get off here, we would always miss it! Its like we would get too distracted by something else. Who knows. But we'd always be late to our classes where we were supposed to meet at the British Museum. Haha.

jelb said...

bonjour,
Nice composition and brightness..Bravo!

chrome3d said...

I can´t remember if i have been in that station but the old ones that are deep in there are a bit scary. the tunnels are so small and it takes ages to get out of there. It´s much better outside like this.

Alexander said...

Very nice and interesting photo to add to your collection. It was well accompanied with a good description.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

JuneMoonToon said...

I enjoyed seeing all your pictures here. Interesting, thoughtful commentary, also.

RuneE said...

Funny you should show that. I remember it from a visit in 1970 when it still had a large creaky, wooden lift that looked as though it was made in the 19th century. I'm glad that they replaced that.

PS Thank you for the comment! You are quite right - the gull won.

MARIA GRAZIA said...

There's always something new to discover each time we see London through your "fresh eyes"! I love your water mill picture too with its light/shade effect. Thanks for your daily gifts, Mo!

Callie said...

one of my favorites too... last time I was there there was a photobooth in the lobby. Perfect for impromptu snapshots of your exhaustion after the 177 steps!

Maria said...

Nice to meet you, great blog :)
London' smy favourite!

kazu said...

It's cool!Great photo. I want to go to London someday.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

susieofarabia said...

In love the Tube in London. I've never really lived in a city with great public transport like that, and I love visiting cities where it's so easy to get around like that. Although I would hate to climb out 177 steps!!!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

This perspective makes the building look like a train-- Hogwarts express. Save us a seat. Love the reflection of the sky in the windows.

GUAlliance said...

I really miss London :( ! Cyprus is too far lol

Andrea Gerak said...

Mamma mia, 177 steps!!!

Ming the Merciless said...

Ahhhh....the unmistakeably icon of the London Underground.

I have also heard that the Tubes in London are usually DEEP down underground.

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