The roof

Another for my Get-Pushed challenge from Angie - architecture. This is the roof at London's Waterloo station. If you include the related underground stations this is the busiest station transport complex in Europe. It was originally the London terminus of the London & South Western Railway. Several architectural features from this era remain, even though by the time the rebuilt station was opened in 1922, that railway was about to disappear in the 1923 grouping and was subsumed into Southern Railway. This marvellous roof stretches over all 24 platforms.

Many thanks for all your comments and suggestions - they are all very much appreciated.
Angie @angiedanielle24 Here's another one!
posted October 11th, 2017  
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posted October 11th, 2017  
@robinm Thanks for the follow, I'll reciprocate.
posted October 11th, 2017  
Thank you.
posted October 11th, 2017  
Great shot, especially in monochrome.
posted October 11th, 2017  
Shows well all the lines and shapes
posted October 11th, 2017  
Your passionate love for trains and stations ( admittedly well photographed) makes me think of the BBC program by Michael Portillo who has visited the world with the excuse of reporting on the trains and railways. A favorite of mine, aired almost every night on tv. Are trains a national passion in the U.K.?
posted October 11th, 2017  
@caterina There's not enough room here to explain! It's history, it's engineering, it's social development, it's political - I could go on (for too long, says my wife!).
posted October 11th, 2017  
Very strong lines, quite dramatic
posted October 11th, 2017  
I would imagine it took quite some designing, a nice image
posted October 11th, 2017  
Great capture, so much interest in that roof and brings lots of memories for me from my time living in London
posted October 11th, 2017  
@nicolecampbell Ok, never realised, when was that and for how long?
posted October 11th, 2017  
Excellent shapes, beautiful b&w treatment. Great contrast!
posted October 12th, 2017  
Cool composition. I like all the lines.
posted October 12th, 2017  
Fabulous. I love the history of railway stations. David is train mad too, so we have been on lots of 'mystery tours' that had a railway station or train at the end of them.
posted October 12th, 2017  
Great response to my challenge Peter, I love looking up in large, interesting buildings like this. I too find railway stations fascinating, have you been to Grand Central in Birmingham recently? I love that Station now !
posted October 12th, 2017  
@angiedanielle24 Birmingham remains on my "to do" list, along with the canal network there. Must be loads of good photo ops!
posted October 12th, 2017  
A station is always a joyful thing to me :)
posted October 12th, 2017  
@peadar you must visit Birmingham then , soon ! There's lots to see and do as well as some very interesting architecture!
posted October 12th, 2017  
Nice play of lines.
posted October 16th, 2017  
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