The Clock

The Clock

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Probably hotographed 10.000 times (per month) - so I hope it is not too boring. The famous clock in the hall of the Muse D'Orsay - hard to believe, that this was a train station in the past.
28/12/2010 - 08:24AxelLuther
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alfpics

Link Posted 28/12/2010 - 09:51
It is a wonderful place isn't it! And as you say hard to believe it was once a train station. Nice treatment
Andy
Andy

davidtrout

Link Posted 28/12/2010 - 10:40
Wonderful picture Axel, I don't care how many times it is photographed it's certainly worth seeing again. I like your sepia treatment of the subject. And no, its not surprising to realise it was once a train station. That's exactly what it looks like, a fine example of 19th century railway architecture. The finest example of this style in Britain is St Pancras Station, now our Eurostar Terminal.
David
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AxelLuther

Link Posted 28/12/2010 - 10:43
davidtrout wrote:
Wonderful picture Axel, I don't care how many times it is photographed it's certainly worth seeing again. I like your sepia treatment of the subject. And no, its not surprising to realise it was once a train station. That's exactly what it looks like, a fine example of 19th century railway architecture. The finest example of this style in Britain is St Pancras Station, now our Eurostar Terminal.
David

Hi David - yep - I know that they looked like this - what I mean is - what a shame that we do less and less forget to add such wonderfull things to modern buildings - modern buildings get these stylish, smooth, glass, steel, concrete elements - also not bad but I always have a feeling, that it only takes 20-30 years and such elements do not look nice anymore - the ancient elements are somehow more timeless (strange - to call a clock timeless ).
Have to check the Eurostar terminal now
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puma

Link Posted 28/12/2010 - 11:52

pianoman

Link Posted 28/12/2010 - 13:10
Excellent shot the lights draw my view along a reall good angle lovely shot
All the best

David

szgabor

Link Posted 28/12/2010 - 16:07
It is wonderful.
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Gábor
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 28/12/2010 - 17:12
It's a perfect shot
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nonur

Link Posted 28/12/2010 - 19:50
AxelLuther wrote:
davidtrout wrote:
Wonderful picture Axel, I don't care how many times it is photographed it's certainly worth seeing again. I like your sepia treatment of the subject. And no, its not surprising to realise it was once a train station. That's exactly what it looks like, a fine example of 19th century railway architecture. The finest example of this style in Britain is St Pancras Station, now our Eurostar Terminal.
David

Hi David - yep - I know that they looked like this - what I mean is - what a shame that we do less and less forget to add such wonderfull things to modern buildings - modern buildings get these stylish, smooth, glass, steel, concrete elements - also not bad but I always have a feeling, that it only takes 20-30 years and such elements do not look nice anymore - the ancient elements are somehow more timeless (strange - to call a clock timeless ).
Have to check the Eurostar terminal now

Yes, it's a shame, indeed. I think one reason is that in those days the architects used to draw not only the buildings themselves, but also the rails, banisters, ironwork of gates, light fixtures, flag supports etc. in the style that would suit the building. Pity that architects do not bother with these details anymore.

I agree with David, that's a wonderful photo!
Regards,
Nezih
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