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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Baker St Platform


Baker Street station opened in 1863 making it one of the oldest (if not the oldest) stations still operating in London.  On this platform the glass oval windows were originally open shafts to let light in and the fumes from the coal fired engines out.

13 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They have been looking after it well Mo, how wonderful it would be to see it back then in 1863 with the hustle, bustle and steam everywhere!

Andy said...

This is one of the things that improves with age. :)

Stefan Jansson said...

Looks good for it's age.

biebkriebels said...

It looks still very nice, even rather modern.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Tough job getting around the London Underground, but the stations have such a lovely ambience

Luis Gomez said...

Looks great Mo.

Sharon said...

I remember this station very well. This is a beautiful shot of it.

Bill Nicholls said...

Great photo, its a station I have not been to.

RedPat said...

Cool station, Mo!

Jack said...

Your subway photos make the stations seem much more beautiful than I remember. Either they have been cleaned up since I was last there, or your photographic skills are creating the impression of beauty.

Lawrence Kreger said...

This old station sure has been kept up well....it looks so damn good compared to most of the stations here in NYC *( some of which are so grungy and ramshackle and with crumbling parts of the ceiling in places..

There are some newer stations and parts of NYC stations that look pretty good but this Baker Street one is really a handsome place..or your photographic skill makes it look that way, Great shot!

Babzy said...

wow, interesting , i like the windows :)

William Kendall said...

It looks really good!

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