A Weekend Diary

…words and images from England's green and pleasant land…

King’s Cross station, early Saturday evening…

I watched a documentary on the expansion of  King’s Cross station a few weeks ago, and there were some ambivalent reactions from a few of the station staff to some of the changes, but personally I love it, not least because of the inspired architecture that now dominates the concourse there.

And being King’s Cross, of course, it has some some latter-day literary connections, evidenced by the Harry Potter shop in one of the photos below. I also rather like the fact that there’s now a Platform zero/nought, which I guess is pretty unusual in platform numbering schemes in the world’s railway stations…although I could be wrong …;)

ConcourseLandscape

i've never read a Harry Potter book, or seen any of the films, some I'm not quite sure why attempts were apparently being made to phtograph a bloke jumping into a shopping trolley or similar, but I guess that's an essential element of the Harry Potter stories... ;)

I’ve never read a Harry Potter book, nor seen any of the films, so I’m not quite sure why attempts were apparently being made to photograph a bloke jumping into a shopping trolley or similar, but I guess that might be an essential element of the Harry Potter stories… 😉

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So here's Platform 0, with a couple about to board the 7 o'clock train to Newcastle. in the north-east of England...

So here’s Platform 0, with a couple about to board the 7 o’clock train to Newcastle. in the north-east of England…

King'sCrossStation  King'sCrossL

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2 thoughts on “King’s Cross station, early Saturday evening…

  1. Theres a crowd attempting to get to the Hogwarts’ Express. LOL

  2. Haha, yes, I guess it’d all make more sense if I’d taken the trouble to google ‘Harry Potter’ ;)….and thanks for stopping by and commenting :)…

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