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[*] Post 509180 posted on 31-8-2017 at 18:05 Reply With Quote
A RR Station Waiting Room That's A Joy To Wait In

Attribution: Photog: Maarten van der Velden
Date: May 30, 1998
Source: Railpictures.net
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
ID Caption: "CP 2215 during its stop at the impressive station of Lisboa Oriente as Regional 4449 from Lisboa Santa Apolónia to Entroncamento. The Gare do Oriente is a design of the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava."

IMO one of the commenters on this site for this pix stated my take on this pix: "Wow, a cathedral for trains -- that's an impressive and beautiful design. Thanks for sharing the photo!"

Me Here: too bad that in the real world, cost (and a lack of imagination) far, far too often trumps beauty and we wind up with a concrete pill box for a structure that makes no statement re the beauty of the human spirit.

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[*] Post 509182 posted on 31-8-2017 at 18:36 Reply With Quote

It's beautiful.
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[*] Post 509185 posted on 31-8-2017 at 23:56 Reply With Quote

I'd even catch a train if the stations were that good. I'm wondering if the trains are all electric. Keeping that lot clean would be a nightmare if they were anything but.
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