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Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Kings Cross Station

Over 47 million people a year pass through this station. At present it looks like a work site. The upgrading will continue until 2013. All part of the redevelopment work in the area. Once known as a hang out for prostitutes and drug addicts, now trendy and known as mid-town.

22 comments:

Julie said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Mo. I have adjusted the post and contributed to the forum.

Angie said...

Probably in need of an upgrade seeing as it was opened in 1852. Like the shot - so much going on.

Shaun said...

Strange how so many areas which "were once haven to drug dealers and prostitutes" are now trendy... it is like a worldwide phenomenon.... I am thinking I should go and live in these areas... purely on a speculative basis :::)))

henny said...

The same King's Cross as in HP :)? I'm sorry, the first time I read about King's Cross was from that book.

Ivy said...

Henny -- I agree. It's King's Cross station where Harry boards the Hogwarts Express. Not that I'm showing my Geek side at all Mo.

/t. said...

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COOL COOL PIC!

/t.

The Lone Beader said...

I have been meaning to board a train from Platform 9 3/4!!

greeneyes said...

Thanks for the pic mo. This reminds me of when I stayed in London not far from Kings Cross station - at the Ryan Hotel. We would get off at King's Cross station and walk about 1/2 hour to the hotel in the evening. We found it unusual that there was nobody on the streets just hanging out or just sitting outside their houses. This was in the early 80's. Also I remember a tough looking girl/young woman challenging me in the King's Cross station - just because I looked at her! PS: I didn't back down! Oh how I love London!

Babzy said...

Nice urban image !

Jenny said...

I've never heard it called mid town - guess I'm not trendy enough!

Peter said...

What will be left of the 19th century architecture?

Amy said...

I always wondered what it looked like, no doubt the area looks much better than it use to.

JM said...

Very cool pic indeed, with so much detail and wonderful line play!

Regarding 'A':
Are you aware that his full name is on the comments of his own blocked blog?! That's why I thought it was pointless not to mention it but, anyway, you know that I have deleted everything that could connected him...

Asta said...

47 million people. WOW. I understand why there is a need for upgrading this station....
Cheers,
Asta

foam said...

oh .. cool pic!
all vertical and geometric!

mihalis-halkida said...

Mo,Hello Morning, which saw Michael sou.gia blog

Hilda said...

Wow, that is a huge and busy station! I'm sure the upgrading and redevelopment was welcome news.

Ever since I read it, I keep thinking of Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere" when I hear the names of London's stations.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Would it bigger than waterloo once the upgrade is completed?

lunarossa said...

Pretty impressive. Will Platform 9 3/4 of Harry Potter's fame be still there? Ciao. A.

becks said...

Try the Peyton and Byrne cupcakes in St Pancras. They are awesome.

Mo said...

Yes the very same as in HP

I think Waterloo station has become a bit of a white elephant, a very quiet station these days.

I can report that station 9 3/4 while covered in plastic at present, will return. It may just move slightly.

Babooshka said...

This area has changed so much since I lived in London. A real no go area then.

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