Another awesome station on the London Underground network and worth a visit if your like me and you enjoy a good Underground station.
I just like the way the light beams in through essentially what is a big skylight, gives Bermondsey a cavernous feel the the station and it certainly feels like that when your there.
Its a station I do intend to revisit on my next trip to London as I have a few new ideas I could try out, whether they will work or not is a different matter.
I am not sure if it was best to go with this crop with the large amount of black on the edges or do you think I should have gone for a square crop? I just couldn’t decide and felt this worked best.
Probably one of my favourite, if not my favourite Underground station on the whole network. I just love the timeless modern architecture going on here at this station, its certainly stood the test of time as this station was built in 1999.
My favourite part of the station has to be this Obelisk in the middle of the two platforms, its stunning, certainly reminds me of a lighthouse. Its quite unique as I can’t think of this architectural feature anywhere else on the tube network, even on the newish Jubilee Line Extension stations.
Seeing stations like this built about 15 years or so ago gets me really excited about the brand new Crossrail stations, I bet they will be a great addition to London’s growing transport network and I am hoping that some of these stations will be available for a sneak preview during Open House London this year, fingers crossed!!
Well my new Flickr account has been well received and I’d like to thank those who have moved over from my old account to my new one and of course your comments and likes too!
I will be following some of you back but can’t at the moment due to the 20 followers that Flickr puts on new accounts, odd I know but I think its some anti-spam thing.
This is another photo from my Charing X ghost station tour. This is one set of escalators within the station complex, sadly they don’t work anymore but are kept in very good cosmetic condition. Again these were used in the James Bond film Skyfall where famously James Bond slides down the escalator, something that would probably be impossible in real life or if you did attempt it, it would result in some horrendous injury!
If you get chance to visit this station it is well worth a visit so keep an eye on the London Transport Museum website.
I couldn’t resist in playing around with this tunnel and this was the result, another to add to my ‘Conceptional Fabrication’ photo series, it is good fun.
I have done two versions of this, one in this monochrome feel and the other in a colour feel. Personally I prefer this one as it gives it a more sci-fi futuristic feel to the image but I might upload the other later on and let you see which you all prefer.
This is one tunnel I plan to revisit next time I am down in London which will hopefully be Open House London. As always I can’t wait for it and look forward to seeing what the Open House team have in store as the main events!
I am planning on doing a blog post maybe next month of some of the places I have visited in the last 5 Open Houses that I have done to help those make decisions on where to visit and photograph.
Would this be of interest to anyone?
Hope you are all having a great week so far and looking forward to tomorrow being Friday and all! 🙂
An old photo this one but one to add to my ‘Conception Fabrication’ architectural series. I quite like the interesting shapes and the face at the end of the tunnel of this fabrication that I have done. Its such aa good way to edit a photo that you would not have edited via conventional means, I have probably got enough now to put into a gallery which I will do in due course.
You may have noticed that I have decided to tidy up and streamline my description on my flickr uploads as I feel sometimes the story of my photo can be lost within all the other information I have provided, do you agree or did you prefer the old way?
Fear not, don’t worry my little story behind each photo will remain as I know a lot of you like this part of my photos and of course I enjoy this part the most!
Let me know what you think and if you want me to go back to the old way.
nother from this fabulous elevated walkway or really a bridge in my eyes. I have done this to add to my ‘Conception Fabrication’ series, I couldn’t resist in doing this edit on it as I wanted to try something different on what is already a photographed place even though it has only been open a couple month. To me it looks like two rockets boosters or warp nacelles if your into your Star Trek :-).
I really can’t wait to see the other stations of the Crossrail project, if this is anything to go by I am sure they won’t disappoint!
Fingers crossed they will be in the next Open House London that is coming up this September which as always I am really looking forward to.
Anyone else planning on going?
The hippest place to photograph in London at the moment! I think most of you will know where this is but for those who don’t its the brand new elevated walkway over Adams Place taking to you to the new Crossrail station (not open yet), this bridge only opened a month or so a go so as you can imagine its popular with photographers.
Whilst in London the other week I couldn’t resist in visiting this stunning looking structure and what makes it even more interesting for me is that its designed by Sir Norman Foster, I am a big fan of his and there is a lot of buildings in London now designed by him.
I really enjoyed editing this photo, its one of them photos that seem to edit well and I have many idea of doing another few different edits to this photo, I might do a triptych at some point.
As you can see there is a chap at the end of the bridge which I quite liked as an addition to the photo and believe it or not he came up to me and apologised for being in my photo but I thanked and said it was no problem. Not long after another guy came up to me and said how great it is this station and how Canary Wharf was proud to have something like this, whats happened in Canary Wharf? People are not generally this polite to photographers here but keep it up Canary Wharf, I like this new you!!
Have a great Monday!
Another from my little series from my tour of the closed off areas of Charing Cross station. This is one of my favourite tunnels on the whole of the Underground.
Some of you may recognise this tunnel too as it was used in the Horror film called Creep. Not a massively famous Horror film but the Creep creature emerges from a darkened cupboard just off around the corner and its a scene in the film I have always remembered.
When I watched this film back in 2004 it was before was involved in photography and even before I had a DSLR but at the time I wondered where this tunnel was and thought it would be awesome to photograph it and explore the station where the film was filmed one day, well fortunately this came true!
One thing I do find with the London Underground or railway stations is how stations that are packed during the day and then become empty at night (something I have been privileged to working nights on the railway) is how different they can be, they almost take on a sinister feel, imagine walking around this station and down this tunnel at night, completely by yourself!
Would you, wouldn’t you?