When you are in an unusual and strange place, which for some reason is called “station”, all the usual routine, all procedures that take up your time when you go on a trip (well, for example, study timetables, attempts to solve whether you should book your tickets in advance and everything like that) somehow fade into the background. Yes, there are also stations that are able to make us serious concerns about our welfare and security. But this is just one of the reasons that we all love to travel the world!
Some of these stations will not look out of place in the most terrible nightmares. But perhaps someone they only inspire you to travel? Of course, Some stations just different bizarre architecture or are located in strange places. Either way, we suggest you look at the strangest railway stations in the world.
1. Station Brokenhaymer Warta, Frankfurt.
I guess to decide to travel with such a station. You need an enviable sense of humor. Do not recommend risking those who are exposed to panic attacks or fears the train because he can go off the rails. However, on the other side of the station is somewhat reminiscent of the station from the Harry Potter films, is not it?
2. Michigan Central Station, Detroit.
It was built in 1913. Michigan Central Train Station is an iconic building. However, it is under threat of demolition due to dilapidation and what to repair in such a large object is unreal. In general, who came into my head even in that inclined to external effects era to place the railway station in such a palace?
3. Railway Station Nordpark, Innsbruck, Austria.
Nordpark station actually consists of four stations. Each of which is individually designed but at the same design point of view they look like one whole .. It is building a futuristic feel as if came from the movies about the future. Designer of the project was Zaha Hadid.
4. Railway Station St. Louis Union, Missouri.
It was built in 1894 and at that time was considered one of the busiest and biggest railway station in the world. In the 1980s it was turned into a luxury hotel that much more was associated with fanciful architecture.
5. Columbus Railway Station, Toronto.
It was built in 1895, but closed in 1930. Now the building is carried out restoration and fire department of Ohio. The building was constructed in a very strange style reminiscent of a mixture of different architectural trends. Somehow it reminds the old mill with some Chinese flair. Building looks odd, but very picturesque.
6. De Atocha railway station in Madrid.
It was rebuilt in 1892 after a fire the architect Alberto de executioners Elissanom and Gustave Eiffel, thus the author of the Eiffel Tower itself. In 1992, the building of the station arranged a botanical garden, which can today boast of having more than five hundred species of plants and animals. Strange sounds – Zoo Station in the building, do not you think?
7. The central railway station in Stockholm.
This is the point of intersection of all metro lines in Stockholm. There is also the longest art gallery with wondrous beauty murals. The station is located in a natural underground catacombs.
8. Station Expo, Singapore.
Designer of the project was Norman Foster. The station was built in 2000. In shape it resembles a UFO. Strange roof should reflect the sun’s rays, not allowing air in the room to overheat. Not a bad idea, as it seems!
9. Travel underground tunnel in Shanghai, China.
This is probably the shortest and strangest thing in the world of travel. Fluorescent bulbs, wild colors and a general sense of psychedelic delirium. The very long tunnel just 647 meters, it is located under the river Huanpu. If you are not afraid of vertigo – Welcome!
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