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Old March 17th, 2013, 04:26 PM   #21
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The railway station in Maputo is certianly beautiful to say the least.

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Old March 17th, 2013, 10:12 PM   #22
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Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, Australia.

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Old March 17th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #23
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Here is not the most beautiful train station, but the strangest train station of Spain (and probably Europe, and maybe the world): Santa Susanna station, on the line R1 of the Rodalies Renfe commuter network of Barcelona.

This station is the second most recent one on the line (which on the other hand is the oldest railway line in Spain: the Barcelona to Mataro stretch opened in 1848, although Santa Susanna is on a stretch that opened some time later, in 1859), and it was opened in 2000. Only the Cabrera de Mar-Vilassar de Mar station is more recent on this line.

The very weird thing about this station is its station building: no less than a XVIth-century watchtower (called Torre del Mar, or Torre de la Plana, or also Torre de Can Torrent de Mar), declared of National Cultural Interest and protected as such.
The tower was used as the station building due to its location, right next to the railway track.

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Old March 17th, 2013, 11:04 PM   #24
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Milano Centrale, Italia.

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一開始行條路都"太神經", 過幾日心理上好好多了~~ by Steve Wan^_______________,^, on Flickr
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Old March 18th, 2013, 09:41 AM   #25
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What style or architecture would you call Milano Centrale? It has art deco lines, but an empire style similar to many New York buildings. It's absolutely stunning.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 10:26 AM   #26
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Victoria Terminus of Mumbai is the most beautiful train station I've ever been.



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Old March 18th, 2013, 12:07 PM   #27
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Milano Centrale is a huge palace like building.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 12:12 PM   #28
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What style or architecture would you call Milano Centrale? It has art deco lines, but an empire style similar to many New York buildings. It's absolutely stunning.
A blend between Art Deco and Italian Art Nouveau (Liberty Stile) perhaps? My impression is that most people simply call it "fascist architecture" though.
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A blend between Art Deco and Italian Art Nouveau (Liberty Stile) perhaps? My impression is that most people simply call it "fascist architecture" though.
No, that's not fascist architecture. These are considered fascist buildings:

Palazzo della civiltŕ Italiana, Roma:


Tribunale di Milano, Milano:


Stazione Ostiense, Roma:


I agree with Liberty style + Art deco.
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No, that's not fascist architecture. These are considered fascist buildings:
Mussolini was involved in the planning process (he wanted it enlarged compared to the privous plans), so it is a building and a architecture style built under the fascist government. Besides, I didn't say it was a fascist architecture, just that most people seems to call it that. That's is at least my impression. I think if you asked a random dude on the street, then the answer would either be "art deco" or "fascist style". You can try!
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Mussolini was involved in the planning process (he wanted it enlarged compared to the privous plans), so it is a building and a architecture style built under the fascist government. Besides, I didn't say it was a fascist architecture, just that most people seems to call it that. That's is at least my impression. I think if you asked a random dude on the street, then the answer would either be "art deco" or "fascist style". You can try!
Really? I never tried. I'll never say that Milano Centrale is fascist... Maybe that Mussolini was involved, yes, but that architecture doesn't remind me of fascism.

Next time I'll be in Milan I'll ask randomly.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 12:58 PM   #32
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Really? I never tried. I'll never say that Milano Centrale is fascist... Maybe that Mussolini was involved, yes, but that architecture doesn't remind me of fascism.

Next time I'll be in Milan I'll ask randomly.
Local Milan residents presumable have more knowledge about the building than average. I was more thinking of people who aren't locals. I've seen many tourist pictures at flickr and treads here where people call it fascist arhitecture.

Btw, architectural wise then it does have some resemblance to the Palaca of Justice in Brussels with it's mmonumental dimensions and winged lions along the roof line. I think they would have looked great with them standing on each side of a long boulevard.

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Ipoh Railway Station
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Built: 1935
Style: Neo Moorish
Architect: Arthur Benison Hubback (British)

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This in California is considered a mansion.....
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Interesting station, but weird that they still haven't removed the communist insignia.
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Why they should? I can imagine in 100 years the signs like this will be shrouded in legends and will attract millions of tourists.
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Interesting station, but weird that they still haven't removed the communist insignia.
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Why they should? I can imagine in 100 years the signs like this will be shrouded in legends and will attract millions of tourists.
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You can't erase the past by erasing signs.
You guys don't think that Germany should've taken down the swastikas post-WW2?
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You guys don't think that Germany should've taken down the swastikas post-WW2?
What I think is that, people should mourn their dead and move on, just to give you an example, many revere the cross with Jesus attached to it, as a reminder of what happened back then, and it is widely accepted.
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