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Old March 22nd, 2013, 12:38 PM   #61
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It's certainly not this piece of shit where I live:



Palmerston North railway station
Well that is not a beautyful station !

The most beautiful railway stations are found in Italy & France




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In Germany most big city railway stations were errected after WW2
They are modern and not beautyful by european standards.



Is The Grand Central Station of NYC the most beautiful railway station outside Europe ? Also the Retiro of Buenos Aires is great architecture.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 03:19 PM   #62
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And yet, Neuschwanstein is considered one of the worlds most beautiful castles and one of Germanys biggest torurist attractions.

It's funny when the experts have one opinion on architecture and the people have another one.
People are reactionary in their nature. Embrace that instead of fighting it.
I didn't read this message before.

That's not a problem of architects. In every field of the culture there is a distiction between the things that are technically good and beautiful but not so popular, and things that aren't technically virtuous at all but they become popular.

Neuschwanstein is as JLo is in the couple JLo-Vivaldi, or as Dan Brown is in the couple Dan Brown-Hemingway. Popularity doesn't mean quality.

I won't make an example with Milano Centrale because I don't know how much popular it is.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 05:16 PM   #63
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Florence, ITALY.

Santa Maria Novella station:


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The new high speed Station in Florence by Norman Foster:

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Old March 22nd, 2013, 09:22 PM   #64
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Warning, a little bit of chauvinism follows:

I personally love Lausanne's train station, its façade is very well integrated in the city landscape




The ones from Montreux


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Old March 23rd, 2013, 03:27 PM   #65
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And yet, Neuschwanstein is considered one of the worlds most beautiful castles and one of Germanys biggest torurist attractions.

Disneyland and the fake Eiffel tower in Las Vegas also draw millions of tourists each year, if you want to go down that road.
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 05:08 PM   #66
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I didn't read this message before.

That's not a problem of architects. In every field of the culture there is a distiction between the things that are technically good and beautiful but not so popular, and things that aren't technically virtuous at all but they become popular.

Neuschwanstein is as JLo is in the couple JLo-Vivaldi, or as Dan Brown is in the couple Dan Brown-Hemingway. Popularity doesn't mean quality.

I won't make an example with Milano Centrale because I don't know how much popular it is.
You're right when you say popularity doesn't automatically imply quality but the reverse isn't true either. I get very tired of people who feel they must criticize everything that's popular because if it's popular, it must therefore be shit.
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 07:00 PM   #67
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I won't make an example with Milano Centrale because I don't know how much popular it is.
Until the 1980s it was considered by many people as the ugliest station in Italy. After the restoration (about 1990), and maybe even thanks to the change of taste, it has become very popular.
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 07:04 PM   #68
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I love this station: Genova Piazza Principe



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Old March 23rd, 2013, 07:06 PM   #69
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Torino Porta Nuova



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Old March 24th, 2013, 11:17 AM   #70
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Torino Porta Susa



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Old March 24th, 2013, 04:43 PM   #71
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Marrakech Railway Station





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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:09 PM   #72
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New moroccan stations are too (really too) eclectic, but their are comfortable, functional and the appearance isn't bad. They're great.
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Who sat on the station?
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Station Rotterdam Zuid/South, small but nice

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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:22 AM   #75
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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:59 AM   #76
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There are many beautiful stations that look great from the outside, but are pretty dull inside, i.e. the interior does not fit the main purpose of the buildings. The stations with the museum-like interiors look strange.
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Kuala Lumpur Old Railway Station
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Built: 1886
Style: Neo Moorish
Architect: Arthur Benison Hubback (British)

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Ipoh Railway Station
Ipoh, Malaysia
Built: 1935
Style: Neo Moorish
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madrid atocha station (E) http://www.disfrutamadrid.com/estacion-atocha




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Old June 5th, 2013, 01:46 PM   #79
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Old June 5th, 2013, 02:15 PM   #80
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Some stations from Romania

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