Departure time

Well, actually, it was arrival and departure. When I got to London Kings Cross, I skulked around the station for a bit before eventually getting on the Tube to the West End. And I arrived ahead of time (more than was necessary) for my return to York so that I could skulk some more. This was after I’d already ‘done’ York. Is there a name for someone who isn’t a train spotter, but rather a train station spotter? Someone on Instagram said “#gunzel“, but I think maybe I’d simply settle for ‘rail fan’.

Name-calling aside, how cool is the departures concourse of London Kings Cross? Wikipedia states that the steel structure criss-crossing over the concourse is supposed to call to mind a ‘reverse waterfall’. I think it’s more like the jet of a fountain shooting upwards then lavishly blooming out overhead before giving in to gravity.

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2 thoughts

  1. Yes… I loved the old and new meeting at each of the tube stations / come train stations. Actually – it was the gloss finish of each of the tube stations and the tiles each one used that really fascinated me! Kings Cross was pretty spinny though… I think I had a sore neck for the first few days as I was always looking up! 🙂

    • Tell me about it! Besides the neck ache, it’s also a tad hazardous looking up all the time – the number of times I tripped. Funny the stuff we fixate on or find fascinating. I couldn’t say I noticed the finish(es) – gloss or otherwise – at all!

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