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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Liverpool Station

Opened in 1874 Liverpool Station is one of the busiest in London with a 123 million people passing through each year. It was the first place in London to be hit by a German Bomber in WWI, killing 162 people. In the late 1930's many refugee Jewish Children arrived as part of the kindertransport.  One of the sculptures to honour them can be seen beneath the blue meeting point sign.
When the new cross rail opens in 2018 Liverpool Station will be one of the stops.

19 comments:

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I love your stories behind the photos

H said...

I love the curve of that roof. I've been under this station many times but think I've only been above ground once (ages ago).

Which part of Derbyshire are you visiting for your course?

H said...

Wirksworth - pleasant little market town (parking is a nightmare). The countryside around it is beautiful. Newly restored steam railway down the Ecclesbourne Valley.

The Derwent Valley (and heritage sites - birthplace of the industrial revolution) is just over the hill towards Cromford. Have a great time :)

Tanya said...

what a gorgeous station...i love the curvature!

Honest Abe said...

That looks like a grand piano lid. Makes an interesting post.

Denise Wong said...

very thought-provoking moment reading this post especially on the refugee Jewish Children...

Luis Gomez said...

Mo, this is great!

Sharon said...

A very modern and open space inside this station!

London Traveler said...

Station is performed in a very beautiful style. Everything looks perfectly.

Adullamite said...

What a transformation from the dirty neglected, yet immensely busy station of yesteryear!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It looks so clean and organized Mo, love the sculpture to honour the Jewish children, those times would have been so hard for them.

Kompani said...

I assume this is Liverpool Street station in London, as the text implies, and not Liverpool Lime Street station in Liverpool or is there a station just called Liverpool station in London? I am in London next week and would love to visit this station.

JM said...

Love that balcony!

RedPat said...

I got stung by a wasp while standing right near there - shocked the wits out of me!

Karine said...

What a bright, airy station! I love it!

The Londoneer said...

It's also worth mentioning the statues to the World War 2 'Kindertransport' which rescued many Jewish children from Germany, and are dotted around the station.

Jack said...

It looks like you are walking underneath the top of one of Liberace's grand pianos.

Birgitta - FOTO grafi said...

I like this light architecture - look mor like an art gallery than a railway station :)

Animesh said...

Just amazing

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