St Pancras to Lille

I was reading a newspaper article this week and it referenced St Pancras Station in London.  It made me think about the last time I was there in 2008.  Here is an impromptu picture Amanda took on that occasion.  Here you can see a shot of the famed Barlow trainshed.

St Pancras Station's Barlow Trainshed.

St Pancras Station’s Barlow Trainshed.

I believe I had just enjoyed a steak and potato pasty and we were were on our way to find one of the draws of St Pancras besides just catching a train.  Amanda just had to find this location before we boarded our next train.

Amanda pushing her cart onto platform 9 3/4 from Harry Potter fame

Amanda pushing her cart onto platform 9 3/4 from Harry Potter fame

This was just an extra.  We were really there to hop on the Eurostar to go to the Continent.  We caught the train and I slept all the way to Lille, France due to a little jet lag.

This picture we snapped on the walk between Gare de Lille-Europe to Gare de Lille-Flandres on Av. le Corbusier.  I looked it up on Google Maps and boy, the route has changed since this photo was taken.  As you can tell, it was a dismal day we were there with plenty of green.  Not so much anymore, much more urban now!

Av. le Corbusier looking at Gare de Lille-Flandres.

Av. le Corbusier looking at Gare de Lille-Flandres.

We did not take any pictures in Gare de Lille-Flandres, I remember it being quite impressive.  Look it up online.  Or, I guess we will have to go back.

We did take one more picture at Gare de Lille-Flandres.  You can see it here and our funny take of it at the time.

 

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