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Hua Lamphong Railway Station, Bangkok -1916

Hua Lamphong Railway Station, is the main railway station in Bangkok. The station was opened in 1916, after six years of construction. It was built in an Italian Neo-Renaissance style, with decorated wooden roofs and stained glass windows. The architecture is attributed to Italian Mario Tamagno, who, with countryman Annibale (??) Rigotti (1870–1968), made a mark on early 20th century public buildings in Bangkok. The pair also designed Bang Khun Prom Palace (1906), Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in the Royal Plaza (1907–15) and Suan Kularb Residential Hall and Throne Hall in Dusit Garden, among other buildings. There are 14 platforms, 26 ticket booths and two electric display boards. Hua Lamphong serves over 130 trains, 1 'Thomas Engine' and approximately 60,000 passengers each day. I was one of them that day.

The 60,000 did not show up on this day, as there was extensive flooding down South, and the experienced Thais probably figured out, that the train service will be stopped soon. It was, the next day and the train did not run for 3-4 weeks!!

Placed 2nd TTT Contest Port, Airport, Train Station July 2013, with one vote difference!

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  • Uploaded on March 1, 2013
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    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/04/05 12:40:24
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash