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The Three Graces

 

Inside the Antwerp train station.

Antwerp, Belgium.



 

The Three Graces

 

Inside the Antwerp train station.

Antwerp, Belgium.



 

comments (34)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Feb 2013, 00:37
Now that is gorgeous, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray.
nice skewed pov on the arches and the banister
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. smile
Beautiful - the gold tones aer gorgeous!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Elizabeth.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Feb 2013, 04:38
Love the light behind the arches.
Great POV. That is a train station to remember. Such a beautiful place.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bwedankt, MLMA. It may be the most impressive train station we'll ever see!
This is a wonderful angle that you chose Ginnie... they just don't build train stations anymore... so sadsad....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. It may be the most impressive train station we'll ever see!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 4 Feb 2013, 07:00
They are graceful too Ginnie, I like the golden look to the interior contrasting with the exterior grey.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad. For some reason I couldsn't get Three Graces out of my mind. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Feb 2013, 07:23
No expense was spared when they built this citadel Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, Chris. It may be the most impressive train station we'll ever see!
trop bien cette lumière
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Angevine.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Feb 2013, 08:01
A gorgeous train station -and topic also in great literature (W.E.Sebald, Austerlitz) -at first I thought to be in Italy -I am often fascinated by great old central stations - a feel of the great wide world, Peter Stuyvesant would have said.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Philine. I have a feeling it's the most impressive train station we'll ever see! I'll let you know if I'm wrong. smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 Feb 2013, 08:27
Just the right title, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Lisl.
Let me think that would be Kelly....Amazing and L Ferguson (that one is for Bob Newhart Fans)

http://youtu.be/8yFLA10CF88
Ginnie Hart: HA! You know how to pick them, Bill. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Feb 2013, 08:56
You could have the 3 stooges, each in an opening and call the picture The Three Plagues.
The building is still as beautiful as I remember it.
Ginnie Hart: Now THAT'S an idea, Louis. Why didn't I think of that. grin It really is impressive...maybe the most impressive I'll ever see in my life.
wow the building looks BLACK, what's it made out of i wonder.... and is there more than one kind of grace? lol i've been missin' out.... beautiful picture, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I have no clue what the building is made out of, Elaine, though I'm expecting a lot of it is marble. It's quite amazing.

Grace? Don't you wonder how many kinds there really are! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 4 Feb 2013, 09:24
What a gorgeous space. Love those arches!!!
Ginnie Hart: It is an incredibe place architecturally, Marcie. You of all people would love it. Thanks.
  • Sarito
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Feb 2013, 12:07
Beautiful light and framing. A very grand building. We have been to Antwerp once, just stopped for Dinner on the way from Netherlands to Brugge. A beautiful city, I would like to visit again smile.
Ginnie Hart: Brugge, of course, is another city altogether...and so different from Antwerp, Sarito! If you ever go back to Antwerp, make sure you check out the train station. smile Thanks.
I have a feeling I just might miss my train if I were let loose in this magnificent station, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely true, Beverly. You'd want to get there at least 2 hours early to make sure you didn't miss anything, including your tain. smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 4 Feb 2013, 12:20
Bien vu ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP. Merci.
  • Helys
  • France
  • 4 Feb 2013, 12:21
Majestic architecture
Great details, colors, lighting
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Helys, for stopping by and commenting.
A great POV on those arches Ginniesmile What an extravagant station!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin, and you haven't seen the half of it! smile
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 4 Feb 2013, 12:47
Impressive! Hard to believe such beauty can be found in a train station.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Sue. Most of our train stations in America are more utilitarian than architectural masterpieces!
It really is a great station for photographers isn't it.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Brian. You have no idea! smile
Beautiful image. Needs cleaning, though. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Larry. I probably have not done this place justice. I think I've made it look grungier than it is in real life. sad
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Feb 2013, 13:59
That's very impressive, Ginnie. AT last designers in the UK are starting to see the beauty of some railway stations - St Pancras in particular.
Ginnie Hart: Might as well be impressed while you travel from here to there, Alan! smile Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 4 Feb 2013, 15:34
I shall never stop being in awe of the architecture. So much attention to detail.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Rob. Thanks.
I like the dark stonework making a frame for the lighter warm stone
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sarah. It's a very impressive building!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Feb 2013, 17:41
Incredible - who needs to catch a train when you can look at this smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! So true, Anne. You'd never want to go anywhere. smile
Ah, they don't build 'em like that anymore, do they?
Ginnie Hart: No, Tom, they don't! smile
Simply gorgeous Ginnie! Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I have actually been to this railway station. smile
Believe it or not.
But I don't really remember seeing this...

Have you been to Ghent yet?
I love their Old Town!
Less touristy than Bruges. Ha ha...

Bad Ginnie, now you made me crave chocolate!! Ha ha.. ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, LC. Ghent is wonderful...as is Brugge and Antwerp. And it's all at our backdoor, almost. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Feb 2013, 20:26
What a wonderful station that must be.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love it, Cherry! smile Thanks.
Lovely contrast, Ginnie. Good angle. Only ever been through here, never had time to stop.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Graeme. Next time make sure you stop and have a nice look around. It's got to be one of the finest train stations in the world!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 5 Feb 2013, 13:45
A magnificent edifice that looks like it was a conversion from Royal Palace to Railway Station..definitely going up in the world then!
Ginnie Hart: One of the best I've ever seen, George! smile Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 10 Feb 2013, 22:10
i like the change of light. Have a nice week
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Oscar. You, too.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 14 Feb 2013, 16:51
i like how the bright semi-warm light offset the cold facade of this one.. great catch!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Rian.

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