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photoblog image Gare, Bahnhof, Estación, Train Station

Gare, Bahnhof, Estación, Train Station

Since today is the day I fly back to Atlanta from Hannover, transferring at the Paris CDG Int'l Airport, here's a look at the train station as seen from the airport hallway between Terminals D and E.  I'm guessing this is a familiar sight to many of you!

The first time I saw this 2 years ago, through the thick-paned glass windows, I just stood there and stared.  Even without a lot of people, there is so much to see.  If you squint, you can actually see a train.
 
Inside the airport, there are signs everywhere, in various languages, pointing you to this train station, which gets many a person, I'm sure, to and from the city of Paris located 23 kilometres (14 miles) south-west !



Gare, Bahnhof, Estación, Train Station

Since today is the day I fly back to Atlanta from Hannover, transferring at the Paris CDG Int'l Airport, here's a look at the train station as seen from the airport hallway between Terminals D and E.  I'm guessing this is a familiar sight to many of you!

The first time I saw this 2 years ago, through the thick-paned glass windows, I just stood there and stared.  Even without a lot of people, there is so much to see.  If you squint, you can actually see a train.
 
Inside the airport, there are signs everywhere, in various languages, pointing you to this train station, which gets many a person, I'm sure, to and from the city of Paris located 23 kilometres (14 miles) south-west !



comments (14)

OMG I hate that place but it's a great Birds eye view. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: HA! We DO have feelings about the Paris airport, don't we, especially when it comes to not getting our luggage on time!
nice one, very nice one in fact!
it has this museum feeling with your angle.
have a good week end, I hope you made it safely to Atlanta.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for this comment, Dafredo. I forgot that I hadn't come back to this post to reply! sad
I have never been to the Paris airport, but this is a beautiful view of it and it makes me wanna see it in person. Why is it that architectures go to such extremes when designing airports? They are so grandiloquent and inspiring...
Ginnie Hart: And this isn't even the airport per se, Samira! That's what's so amazing about this!
  • Clint
  • 9 Feb 2007, 06:11
Wow, it appears that you are in the rafters taking the picture. This is a very interesting train station. Nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Clint. You DO feel like you're in the rafters because the station is way down below in the bowels of the airport!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 9 Feb 2007, 11:14
Oh, sadly for me, such terrible memories there . . . oh my. But it is an amazing view you have caught. When you read this maybe you will be home in Atlanta! (or en route) Enjoy your stateside stay. Maybe it will be warm in Atlanta, and since you had snow in Hannover, you'll have the best of both worlds.
Ginnie Hart: I didn't realize I hadn't rplied to the comments on this page, Ruth. But as you know, I am back safe-n-sound! smile My main bad memories here have to do with luggage not making it in a timely fashion!!!
  • Louis
  • 9 Feb 2007, 12:13
Nice angles to follow with all the different beams. Surely something to look at.
Ginnie Hart: Sorry I'm late with this but YES and thank you!
  • jelb
  • France
  • 9 Feb 2007, 14:17
Bonjour,
I prefer "Les Champs Elysées", "la rue de Rivoli", "Le Louvre"...But it's a well done shot..as usual..Bravo!..smile
Ginnie Hart: You're right, of course!!! Thanks, Jelb and sorry I'm late.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 9 Feb 2007, 14:39
Ginnie, I see you have caught the 'geometric terminal' bug. I really like this sort of thing. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: I do like those lines and angles, Martin. smile But so sorry I'm late with this reply. I didn't realize I hadn't gotten back to this page. sad
Ice skating, again!! smile
Ginnie Hart: Ha! Yes, Dani, I can see it! smile
  • Ron S
  • Worcester UK
  • 9 Feb 2007, 21:05
Interesting repeated patterns and perspective. Nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ron, and sorry I'm late with this reply.
  • dotun
  • 9 Feb 2007, 22:12
Paris... I love their architecture..thanks for sharing.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks to YOU, Dotun, and so sorry for replying late!
Great shot! Hope you had a good time in Hannover and a relaxed flight home. smile
Ginnie Hart: Wow. I didn't realize I hadn't replied to this post. A day late and a dollar short, but thanks, Julia!
  • Ellie
  • 9 Feb 2007, 23:48
Interesting how some of the curving 'beams' look almost like ropes, or is my imagination getting the better of me?

Safe journey. smile
Ginnie Hart: No, Ellie, your imagination is just fine! smile But my response is way late (didn't realize I had totally missed this page!).
Yes the interesting roof structure makes the shotsmile
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind to backtrack, Daniel. Thanks a million.

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