the london underground—part 2

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A couple of months ago I had done a photo essay on the Jubilee Line, London Underground. This time I chose the stations that have left a mark on me, even as I run through the platforms to catch the tube. Some are a riot of colour. In another, dear Mr. Sherlock Holmes lives on in every single wall tile! The tube is absolutely amazing, each station unique.

I finally came out into the open air at King’s Cross St. Pancras and walked over to the British Library (BL). You don’t have to be a nerd to love the BL. It turns you into a nerd! Just looking at the original Magna Carta and the Codex Sinaiticus, listening to David Copperfield and tapping my feet to “I wanna hold your hand” … Then there are the over 25 philatelic collections established in 1891 and the King’s Library made of 65,000 volumes of printed books collected by George III (1760-1820) encased in seven floors of a glass tower. The BL celebrates knowledge. And it is pretty wonderful to be part of that celebration. 🙂

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The escalators at St. Johns Wood are covered with bronze and lined with uplighter lamps in the 1930s Art Deco style
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Bond Street, Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road—A riot of colour!
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Botticelli’s Venus and Mars at Charing Cross. It is the exit for the National Gallery
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Holborn, the exit for the British Museum is suitably sedate
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Baker Street: My interchange, campus and favourite station; It is the oldest subway station in the world dating back to 1863, the same time the London Underground opened
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In honour of Harry Potter: Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross St. Pancras station 🙂
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The British Library, just outside King’s Cross St. Pancras station, is a celebration of knowledge

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