Airports are more in focus in modern generation and hence governments are making them as much high-tec as possible but Railway stations remain the place from where most people communicate everyday. In following, we present to you 6 most beautiful Stations from around the World..
1. Gorgeous Train Stations : Gare De Liege-Guillemins, Belgium
by Santiago Calatrave, this stunning train station made its debut in
2009 and boasts soaring arches made of steel, glass and white concrete
which extend 105 feet in the air.
2. Gorgeous Train Stations : Sao Bento, Portugal
walls covered in 20,000 splendid azulejo tin-glazed
ceramic tiles and a main hall consisting of a mansard roof and stone
façade, Porto’s main platform is a picturesque place to wait for your
daily commute. The blue tiles are particularly impressive, depicting the
history of transportation, historic battles and 14th century royalty.
It took artist Jorge Colaço 11 years to complete.
3. Gorgeous Train Stations : Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, India
in Mumbai, the formerly titled Victoria Terminus is now a UNESCO World
Heritage site for its splendid architecture. Designed by Frederick
William Stevens, the station was opened in 1887 in honor of Queen
Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. The stunning station seamlessly blends
inspiration from the Indian Mughal style of architecture and the
Victorian era of Gothic Revival. It was also made further famous by the
“Jai Ho” dance at the end of Slumdog Millionaire.
4. Gare de Lyon, Paris
Gare du Nord might be the more famous Parisian train station, Gare de
Lyon is definitely more revered for its luxurious splendors. Built for
the 1900 Paris World Expo, Gare de Lyon is a complex,
coherent and striking building. In particular, the restaurant Belle
Époque, situated inside the station, attracts hordes of revelers who
enjoy the stunning cityscape artwork, glittering chandeliers and a
sweeping view of the station below. The restaurant even boasts a long
list of famous clientele from Brigitte Bardot and Coco Chanel to
5. Elektrozavodskaya Station & Komsomolskaya, Russia
in Moscow, these two stations are world renowned for their bright and
bold interiors. Elektrozavodskaya (named after a light bulb company)
features designs from prominent Russians including Vladimir Schuko,
Vladimir Gelfreich and Igor Rozhin. Komsomolskaya, too, features some
fancy handiwork, designed with red granite, marble and featuring
6. Antwerp Central Station, Belgium
Antwerp and voted as the fourth greatest train station in 2009 by
Newsweek, Central Station is considered one of Belgium’s finest examples
of architecture, combining the artistic sensibilities of various
prominent architects including Louis Delancenserie, Clement van Bogaert
and Jan Van Asperen. The station was constructed between 1895 and 1905
and consists of vast domes, iron and glass train shed and a viaduct.