Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Inside the tube station...

I'm not sure that when Kilburn Park tube was built in 1915 that the impression of a hobbitt hole was intended.

But the architecture has an amazing level of charm - due to the cavernous tunnelling effect of the round.

Of course what is evident from these pics and day to day use of the station is the need for a serious lick of paint - at first I thought the station had been prepared for a new paint job - but nothing has happened for so long.

I have blogged about the station earlier on http://474towin.blogspot.com/2008/02/just-how-early-are-underground.html but the charm of this station continues to ooze out.

I can't help but think that there is a case for some kind of florist or grocers or fruit stall outside the tube station, but not sure at all how these things get made to happen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilburn_Park_tube_station

http://www.ltmcollection.org/images/webmax/34/9884934.jpg

I've been told by a mate of mine that you need permission to take pictures inside tube stations so enjoy the sedition whilst it lasts. :-)

1 comment:

LB said...

I've taken pix in tube stations and been told off for using flash.. without they didn't seem to mind.