This is an entry for Bren’s Mid-Week Monochrome #122 and for Leanne’s Monochrome Madness…
Yesterday I set aside the day to go out on a trainspotting foray – It’s a way of making me go get some exercise🤣 Unfortunately, the weather was very grey and damp so I abandoned the idea of visiting places out in the open and decided to have a tube and termini tour instead. One of the London termini visited was Euston where I took the photo in this post.
Euston is one of the oldest stations in London, opening in 1837. However unlike its neighbours, St. Pancras and King’s Cross, it was totally rebuilt in the 1960’s. The ‘new’ station is a classic example of the ‘Brutalist’ style of architecture that was then prevalent. There are changes underway yet again at Euston with work for the HS2 project. Some changes are at odds with the original ’60’s concept. Recently the old departure boards, which dominated the wall above the platform ramps, have been replaced by new installations positioned sideways on the concourse which seems a bit illogical. A Mezzanine floor has been opened to provide a new public area too. But, despite the changes, the brutalism still makes its presence felt through the hard black marble floor and the heavy concrete roof…
Fujifilm X-Pro2 with 35mm lens: ISO3200, f8 at 1/60th. Converted to b&w in Serif Affinity Photo v2.
I love the light and dark tones of this image. Beautiful editing xx
Thanks very much Bren 😎👍
I stopped and took a few minutes for some additional on-line reading about Brutalist architecture. I am not familiar! But your photo and accompanying story about Euston really interested me. I love learning something new, so thank you!
Hi Debra – thanks for popping by😎👍 I’m sure you found Brutalist Architecture an interesting subject. 60 years on and some buildings are now recognised as works of art while others are still vilified. Here’s one of my old posts with an image of the outside of Euston Station – https://2e0mca.wordpress.com/2021/04/06/brutalist/
Thank you, Martin!
It looks like an interesting station. I like the V like structure, it really directs your eye.
Thanks Leanne 😎👍