Sunday, February 10, 2013

King's Cross Station, London

The roof of the new departures concourse at Kings Cross Station.
You might not think that a railway station would make the most interesting photographic subject, but I can safely say they can. The new departures concourse at King's Cross railway station in London has been completed for nearly a year now, but I very rarely have any reason to be in the area and so this interesting work of architecture had slipped from my mind.

On Saturday 9th February I happened to appear from the Victoria Line straight into the new concourse - more by accident than design. I had seen pictures of it on BBC London News on the opening night, but standing beneath this flow of illuminated ironwork I was awestruck by its beauty. 

Indeed, it is described by Keiran Long as "like some kind of reverse waterfall, a white steel grid that swoops up from the ground and cascades over your head towards 16 perimeter columns in a flurry of 1,200 solid and 1,012 glass triangular panels."

The picture was taken using an iPhone 5, before being cropped and ran through a filter using Instagram. For more information about the redevelopment work around King's Cross, visit: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/6288.aspx

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