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A train leaving its station:
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Flinders Street Station, at the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets in Melbourne. This was one of the photos I really wanted to get while I was in Melbourne last week as it’s such a beautiful and iconic building. I think it came out quite well in the end and doesn’t look too touristy, which was something I was trying to avoid.
The station is the oldest train station in Australia and was originally designed by James Fawcett and H.P.C. Ashworth in 1899 as part of a design competition, with construction on the main building completed in 1909. Sadly Ashworth didn’t live to see the completion of his design as he died from illness in 1903 at the age of 32.
Over 110,000 commuters and 1,500 trains pass through the station every weekday; during the mid to late 1920s the station was the world’s busiest passenger station, with over 290,000 passengers and 200 trains passing through the station daily.
Photo and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2012
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2 thoughts on “Flinders Street Station”
I hope when the developers are through with it is still the same facade, no doubt it will be changed in the name of progress.
Hi Leanne, I hope it doesn’t change too much as well… it’s such a beautiful old building and it would be a terrible shame to lose that sense of history. Hopefully the developers know what they’re doing and being on the Heritage Register should help too. And if all else fails, there’s always self-preservation… I mean, they’d never get out of Victoria alive if they got it wrong. 🙂
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