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    Default Clocks at train stations (Photo Topic)

    All train stations have clocks....whether traditional or digital...They are an integral part of a station......lets explore the different types found at train stations............


    St Pancras, London





    both traditional (top) and digital ( bottom left) in this shot..........
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    Nice shots Greg. Did you take these on your recent trip to London? I'd like to see more of that station. Looks pretty elaborate.
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    Greg that is an awesome shot! I wish we had a train station here. So sad.
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    The station was such a disappointment...It really was nothing more than a shopping mall with a 'posh' roof....I'll post some photos later.....but I do take notice of clocks...at train stations I like the old tradtional type with the roman numerals but it's always interesting to see huge clocks in these elaborate structures............
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    IMO I would not call the St Pancras railway station a disappointment. Why the Dent station clock is only 4' smaller that Big Ben and I believe manufactured by the same company. The stations history goes back to the 1800s and was well known and used but in later years lost a lot of it glory.


    The attitude of it's only a shopping mall with a 'posh' roof... reminds me of Americans who live in NYC and have never been to the top of the Empire State Building ot visited the Statue of Liberty. Their usual response, "so what?

    Here's a link to some St Pancras railway station history;

    http://www.stpancras.com/about-stpan...ncras-history/

    Another link for station information;

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Pancras_railway_station

    And finally a CH 4 news clip;

    http://www.channel4.com/player/v2/pl...sp?showId=9702


    BTW: Your pictures are very similar to published photographs of the Dent Clock

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    Isn't it strange that pictures of the same thing look similar.
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    Well as far as appreciating fine architecture I'm not completely ignorant.....I spent 3 days in London soaking in the grandeur of historic buildings inside and out.....Train stations especially in Europe can be such awesome, grand and proud buildings....St Pancras WAS a disappointment to me because it wasn't what I'd expected....I loved the roof....thats why I took pictures of it.....but the ground floor level of the station is nothing but a glorified shopping centre......and I REALLY thought the old facades and original character of the buiding have been forsaken.......it's just an opinion, nothing more............
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    Astute observation Jimmi. What I tried (but very poorly) to say was that the pictures were well done and very close to angle of the published pictures. You did it with fewer words and more succinctly than I.

    Perth I was not knocking your opinion, you are entitled to your opinions as I. And especially since it's your own country they carry more weight than mine

    I was comparing it to NY folks who live and walk by and see the two great symbols of the USA and totally ignore it.

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    69Z28...ok...you've already made it known a few times through various 'subtle' posts that you aren't exactly my biggest fan.....but for Pete's sake chill out a bit............does it matter about the angle of the photo being similar to another?....with hand- on- heart, I'd NEVER seen the pubished one before.......everywhere I go I have the eyes of a hawk for photographs......people who search out photo opportunities to the same passionate degree WILL come up with the same stuff now and then.......how many ways can the clock be photographed...maybe next time I'll climb on to the posh roof...........
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    OK now, both Ron and Greg step back and count to ten - slowly!

    We are all members of the same board, let's act like it! Now that goesn't mean that you have to like everybody and everybody has to like you. What is does mean is that we all show each other the respect due a fellow member!

    Please, no more of this stupid bickering and provocative posts!
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    I have never paid any attention to clocks in train stations.... Next time i take a train down town I will have to look for the clock..... Ill take a pic and post it here. Thank you for bringing this to attention for me.

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    BRYAN,
    Read back from my first post/pictures on this thread....and then ask yourself who is antagonizing who?.......I thought 'clocks in train staions' might produce some interesting photographs/ thoughts and locations.......look back on ALL the posts in ALL the forums and you'll find I have never bothered responding to him...until now...and it's not the first time he's picked apart and raised questions about photographs is it?......blimey...

    ROQUE,
    Thats great if you post a photograph, that was hopefully the idea, I'll bet theres a lot of people who have never really taken notice of train station clocks....I think it would be great to see the elaborate, the bland, the old, the new....I think train stations seduce our brains in a way.....it makes me think of travel but in a dignified and romantic way...train stations have been featured in films long before sterile, functional buildings they call airports were even thought of, the steam, the fog lying on the platforms... the murder and intrigue..espionage.... ( North by Northwest)...the romance...and I think that still exists...unless I'm just getting old....
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    Quote Originally Posted by perth45 View Post
    BRYAN,
    Read back from my first post/pictures on this thread....and then ask yourself who is antagonizing who?.......I thought 'clocks in train staions' might produce some interesting photographs/ thoughts and locations.......look back on ALL the posts in ALL the forums and you'll find I have never bothered responding to him...until now...and it's not the first time he's picked apart and raised questions about photographs is it?......blimey.......
    Greg, it's not about one person or another! It's about all of us!

    It really doesn't matter who is right or who is wrong!

    The bottom line is that it takes two-to-tango and two to get into this kind of stupid war! You don't like somethimg, bite you tongue and ignore it! (everybody will be so prpud of you). And that is for both of you!

    Unless one of you forces the issue and further action, this is the last I have to say on the matter!

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    Greg, if I were you I'd climb up on the roof! hahahha. One of the funnest things to do is climb roofs for photographs.

    Anyways Bryan is right we need to let things roll off our shoulders. Greg I love your photographs! But if we are to make comments on National symbols and monuments... Britain nor America can even come close to Beaver!

    hahhahaha.

    Seriously though one of Canada's most prestigious monuments is actually in France, Vimy Ridge. It's now owned by Canada and the site is considered Canadian soil. It's a tribute to the 20 thousand Canadians who perished. A WWI monument.

    http://www.ww1battlefields.co.uk/others/vimy.html

    I still wish we had a Train station here..well we do but it's a joke. Vancouver has some awesome train stations.



    Funny how Canada built this in France, and France gave the U.S. the Statue of Liberty.
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    Here's what I think of when it comes to station clocks.
    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...N%26start%3D40
    Bob, thats a great monument. Never knew it existed!
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    Chester Train Station....UK






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    Default Union Station, Washington D.C.

    Here are three clocks at Union Station, Washington D.C. Or perhaps two and a half. These first two clocks are back to back over the door to the West Hall.


    Figure 1 - Union Station Clock Outside West Hall Door


    Figure 2 - Union Station Clock Inside West Hall Door

    Here is a Clock in the big room in the middle (it has a name like Great Hall or something I am sure, I just don't know it!).


    Figure 3 - Union Station Clock in Great Hall (?)

    These are not the greatest pictures because I got them with my cell phone on the way home today. But maybe you get the main idea. It is amazing this Union Station is with us at all. During Jimmy Carter it was almost ruined as they tried to make it a gruesome "Federal Park" or something. I don't remember the specifics, but some time later it was restored to fitting grandeur, and it continues to serve as a passenger station. (Yea, there is retail stuff food etc., but it still leaves a great impression!)

    Have fun,
    Charles

    PS, I think I should have reduced the pic's a bit, I am not quite used to my new cell phone yet...
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    wow...really impressive.....I'd like to see more interior and exterior pics when you get the chance..............
    greg

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    One at the unfinished south shore station downtown South Bend,In

    Is this flash infatuation, Is all this admiration mutual DRL

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    I have no train station to photograph!
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