On a dull day, I went off to take some photographs of some lesser known iconic places in London such as train stations. Where best to start other than Liverpool Street? I love trains and yes, being a train driver was one of my boyhood dreams and yes, I am a nerd still. There is something romantic about train stations, something that is evocative of emotions, people arriving and people leaving. Very very evocative and emotional indeed. I guess that is the reason why train stations are so frequently used as film locations for “major scenes”. As it so happens, Liverpool Street was used as the setting in many films as well, the one which I remember is Mission Impossible. And of course, its on the London monopoly board as well. I will be going around over the next few months and years and doing the same with Marylebone Station, Fenchurch Street Station and Kings Cross Station.
The railings show that the place was owned by the Great Eastern Railway way back in 1874. Pretty neat, eh?
Here’s my previous blog post about it.
The concourse. This is where the flash mobs congregate. Here’s a commercial which was filmed here.
Check out the freeze flash mob example here. Tons of other videos here. Its a good place to do this as you have a large enough space for the mobs to congregate, good transport links and then a walk way around the space to film and observe.
From the ground floor. The full slide show with slightly bigger resolution is here.