Brighton Station “The Clock”

Brighton Station, is a beautiful example of Victorian Architecture, with its exquisite iron, glass and brickwork structure.  Few of us take the time to look around our lovely Station.  They are a means to an end, the start or ending of a journey, a place to drop off or collect people.  Most commuters only look at the electronic platform displays for arrival or departure times in between looking in to their mobile phones whilst texting.  I had almost forgotten, that this clock was up in the God’s, what a beauty!

What a fine Time Piece, Brighton Station Clock.   Unfortunately, missing hands on the North Face.

Brighton Station Entrance looking North from Queens Road.  As soon as the sun appears this Station is mobbed with arriving tourists and day trippers all heading straight down Queens Road / West Street to the Beach.  Next stop, France and Europe…

I was verbally accosted by a Railway platform worker, we exchanged a few choice words.  He said that I was not to photograph the Station and if I carried on, he would fetch the Transport Police.  Apparently, I need permission from the Station Master, something to do with terrorism.  Well I got the photo’s that I wanted for that moment in time.  I will be back!

I recently looked at a photo, which included this fine clock hovering over a crowded platform and the steam trains below.  The photo was taken during the Edwardian Period.

A close up view of the external clock, above the Station entrance.  Is the Clock mount, Marble or Stone? I will find out.

So, until I can get other shot’s, I hope you like the pic’s…

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Central Station Clock

Central Station Clock 2

You might just glance at a clock at a Station, as you are dashing through to make your exit. Do you really take notice of what is at high level, or is it, of no consiquence to you.
On my regular trips to Glasgow Central, I can’t help looking up and soaking in the grand architecture.  The clock is my favourite, it dangles delicately from a web of steel that supports the glass roof.

Picture Courtesy: UrbanPlumber

This shot of the Station Concourse, gives a better look at where the Clock is sighted.

Picture Courtesy: UrbanPlumber

View of the Central Staion underpass from the bottom of Buchanan Street and Argyle Street, looking through to Hope Street.  You can smell the Fast food and beer as you walk through…