4.19.2007

Travel Pass Day Two

Welcome to Newcastle
April 2007

What I'm Listening To: How To Save A Life by The Fray

About 4 hours later, we arrived from London's Kings Cross station into central Newcastle. It was a wonderful ride there. The views are lovely this time of year. The lush rolling green hills of Britain peppered with sheep and horses. Sadie and I noticed all the baby animals as we passed. They were precious. It all was breathtaking. I clicked my iPod to Joshua Radin and just enjoyed the view as we made our way along the tracks...SO RELAXING!

I snapped these images on our arrival platform in Newcastle. The top image is what I saw as I hopped off the train and the bottom image is of the curved skylights weaving their way throughout the station. The weather while we were gone was wonderful so it really added to these shots that I managed to get from the windows and skylights.

I definitely wanted to give my thanks to the better half and my daughter for waiting for me while I took so may shots in the station. It has become second nature for my family members to make sure I am actaully still behind them when they are walking away, so they don't forget me somewhere as I capture all I see...

Thanks for always being so patient with me when you see me reaching for the camera!

Station Lines
April 2007

18 comments:

Mike said...

Wonderful "railroady" shots. You have done a great job capturing the feel of the station.

I particularly like that curved station platform shot. I don't know of any in the States currently or past.

Glad you had a good time. Take care.

kenju said...

Anna, I really like the second photo. The curves are nice and I like the "flow" of the light as it curves to the right.

Tracy said...

I'd wait for you too. They know how much pleasure your photography brings you, and they want to share in the joy, I'm sure!

bluemountainmama said...

the second one is very cool...neat curves! it kind of looks like a snakeskin......

Geraldo said...

Anna,
I love trains, and I envy the Europeans for having so many railroads. Here in Brazil, unfortunately, railroads were abandoned long ago in favor of highways, and now there aren't many passenger lines left. Fortunately, a few old stations were restored and found new uses. At least we can marvel at the beauty of their architecture...

Chad Oneil said...

Great images, especially that second one!

Jacob Boll said...

i really like how all your pictures seem really illuminated. nice pictures

Corey Bienert said...

love the curvyness anna

John said...

wait...you're in Newcastle? Will you snap some pics along the river and of St James Park if you get a chance? hope you're having fun!

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

ah, I remember standing there....

agree with blue mountain mama and others - the second shot is a really really fantastic image

i have travelled pretty extensively in the States and it is a beautiful and stunning country - but there is nothing like the rolling gren hills of england in spring - glad you loved it

kenju said...

Anna, I think you ought to see all the photos at this site:

http://blogginginparis.com/

especially the one of the giraffe today!!

Natalee said...

anna,
enjoy your time away...am so jealous. have you been to Food For Thought in Neal's Yard? In Convent Gardens? Love that place. Nat

Ash said...

Very nice images Anna!

JAM said...

I love these. I have read so many novels set in England over the years, that all the names of places on your blog, I've heard of. Now I have a bit of imagery to associate with them.

That second photo of the windows curving away is great. I like the train station one on top too, it's like a street photograph.

photowannabe said...

What a fun day. That picture of the ceiling lights with the dof is really great. It would make an interesting framed photo.

CG said...

The composition of that second shot is just awesome!!!!

Anonymous said...

In a weird sort of way the Station Lines seem not too unlike the skeletal structure of a centipede from the inside out. No, my butter has not completely slipped off my biscuit (yet). Get home soon!!
Love, Dad

Carmi said...

Fantastic geometries, Anna. I felt a great empathy for you as I viewed these images: it wasn't so long ago that I found myself in a similar place, shooting both side-on images and perspectives. The frightening parallels continue :)

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