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Old February 10th, 2011, 08:14 PM   #121
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London! The only world capital where I have been thrice!

I wonder everytime I see pictures from that city!

Thank you very much for posting!
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Old February 10th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #122
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Your Pictures are Incredible Mike, one of the threads that i genuinely get excited about when i see it has been updated!

btw u may want to visit liverpool sometime, its relatively small so u could prob get round it in a day. The waterfront is beautiful since its recent regeneration and i can only imagine the kind of pictures u would produce
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Old February 10th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #123
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I really admire the work Mike puts in his threads to keep them updated.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 12:42 PM   #124
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Mike always do a great job not only in this thread
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #125
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London! The only world capital where I have been thrice!

I wonder everytime I see pictures from that city!

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Thanks mate, impressive that it's the most frequented capital of yours! My pleasure posting them.

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Your Pictures are Incredible Mike, one of the threads that i genuinely get excited about when i see it has been updated!

btw u may want to visit liverpool sometime, its relatively small so u could prob get round it in a day. The waterfront is beautiful since its recent regeneration and i can only imagine the kind of pictures u would produce
Wow, thank you for that great compliment my friend! I have never been to Liverpool but it looks like a very interesting place, especially since the development of the waterfront and, equally as notably, the skyline. Might be a summer project.

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Thanks mate, I most certainly will.

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Thank you very much Christos!

Thank you guys for such great and supportive comments. More updates to come!
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:15 PM   #126
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St Pancras railway station, also known as London St Pancras and since 2007 as St Pancras International, is a central railway terminus celebrated for its Victorian architecture. The Grade I listed building stands on Euston Road in St Pancras, London, between the British Library, King's Cross station and the Regent's Canal. It was opened in 1868 by the Midland Railway as the southern terminus of that company's Midland Main Line, which connected London with the East Midlands and Yorkshire. When it opened, the arched Barlow train shed was the largest single-span roof in the world.

After escaping planned demolition in the 1960s, the complex was renovated and expanded during the 2000s at a cost of £800 million with a ceremony attended by the Queen and extensive publicity introducing it as a public space. A security-sealed terminal area was constructed for Eurostar services to Continental Europe—via High Speed 1 and the Channel Tunnel—along with platforms for domestic connections to the north and south-east of England. The restored station houses fifteen platforms, a shopping centre and a bus station, in addition to London Underground services from King's Cross St Pancras tube station. St Pancras is owned by London and Continental Railways along with the adjacent urban regeneration area known as King's Cross Central.

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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #127
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St Pancras is really imposing.

Where's that blue office building?
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Old February 12th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #128
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St Pancras is really imposing.

Where's that blue office building?
It really is - an architectural wonder in my opinon - Byzantine architecture at its best. As for the blue office building, I'm not sure where that is. Hopefully someone with a better knowledge of London's buildings might be able to help with that one.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 10:01 PM   #129
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I have been in London thrice in my life but I never passed through St.Pancras (only by tube on Piccadilly Line).

I can say that's an impressive building. Memories fly back to 7th July 2005 bombing. King's X was one of the four stations that were fired by terrorists.

I love also your last picture: very cute scene, mate!
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Old February 12th, 2011, 10:13 PM   #130
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Great photos. You should go and check out Brixton, especially the market on a Thursday evening. Really lively place and loads of photographic opportunities.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 10:30 PM   #131
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St Pancras is really imposing.

Where's that blue office building?
Nido King's Cross, student accomodation.

But seriously, St. Pancras is my favourite building in London by a mile. Thank god it wasn't demolished in the '60s.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 01:23 AM   #132
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great photo update mike.
loving the marvelous Victorian architecture.
it was indeed a morally right decision to renovate it instead of demolishing.

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Old February 13th, 2011, 02:39 AM   #133
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I always had a good time when I went to London.

In many pictures I see new things that weren´t there when I went.

Thanks MIke.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 06:59 AM   #134
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St Pancras is definitely in my Top 5 buildings anywhere in the world. They've also done a sterling job redeveloping the station in the lead-up to the arrival of the Eurostar.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #135
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I have been in London thrice in my life but I never passed through St.Pancras (only by tube on Piccadilly Line).

I can say that's an impressive building. Memories fly back to 7th July 2005 bombing. King's X was one of the four stations that were fired by terrorists.

I love also your last picture: very cute scene, mate!
I know that was awful! It's amazing to think it was nearly 6 years ago actually. Yes, the statues are wonderful aren't they.

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Great photos. You should go and check out Brixton, especially the market on a Thursday evening. Really lively place and loads of photographic opportunities.
Thanks mate. Yes, there are many areas I want to go and see during my time up in London. Brixton is certainly on the list.

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Nido King's Cross, student accomodation.

But seriously, St. Pancras is my favourite building in London by a mile. Thank god it wasn't demolished in the '60s.
Thanks. I totally agree, St. Pancras is an outstanding architectural masterpiece and I would have possibly cried if it had been replaced by something awful and I saw historic pictures of it.

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great photo update mike.
loving the marvelous Victorian architecture.
it was indeed a morally right decision to renovate it instead of demolishing.

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Thanks mate. I think so too, and the extension for the Eurostar.

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I always had a good time when I went to London.

In many pictures I see new things that weren´t there when I went.

Thanks MIke.
I am not surprised by that at all. The pace at which London is changing is incredible with new things appearing and old things going like nobody's business.

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St Pancras is definitely in my Top 5 buildings anywhere in the world. They've also done a sterling job redeveloping the station in the lead-up to the arrival of the Eurostar.
Yes they have, it is very good. It's a fantastic building to finish up in after a journey across from France I think.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 08:00 PM   #136
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Euston Square

Euston Square is a station at the corner of Euston Road and Gower Street, just north of University College London (not to be confused with the nearby tube station on the Northern and Victoria Lines). The station, which is within walking distance of Euston railway station, is on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, between Great Portland Street and King's Cross St. Pancras.

The station opened in 1863 as "Gower Street", changing to its present name in 1909. In late 2006 the new entrance on the south side of Euston Road opened in a corner of the new headquarters of the Wellcome Trust replacing the old entrance. There is also a subway entrance on the north side of Euston Road.

From this station, one finds the site of the University College London, part of London University. Euston station, is also not far away.

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Old February 18th, 2011, 12:40 PM   #137
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Great Portland Street

Great Portland Street is a street in the West End of London. Linking Oxford Street with Albany Street and the busy A501 Marylebone Road and Euston Road, the road forms the boundary between Fitzrovia to the east and Marylebone to the west. The street is served at the northern end by Great Portland Street station and at the southern end by Oxford Circus.

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Old February 18th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #138
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There are a fair few modern office buildings along Euston Road aren't there.
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Great, amazing photos as well Mike
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There are a fair few modern office buildings along Euston Road aren't there.
Yes there are, quite a few in fact. Not sure I like a lot of them but I suppose it does give the impression of a bustling avenue. UCL is almost hemmed in by all of them.

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