Entering the Chunnel

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Daily Photo – Entering the Chunnel

I remember the day as a kid I first heard about the Chunnel (the famous tunnel that connects England and France).  I wanted to go through it as soon as I could!  Well, it took a long time but eventually it happened.

I bought the tickets ahead of time and was sure to get to the station in London to take photos ahead of time.  I love all train stations – old and new.  Even the new train stations in London have sort of an old feel… it’s hard to explain.

When I was on the train and we left the station, I decided to turn on the GPS on my Android.  I’ll never forget it.  I saw my little dot ripping across the English countryside.   It was so awesome.  And then it disappeared when we hit the water.

Entering the Chunnel I remember the day as a kid I first heard about the Chunnel (the famous tunnel that connects England and France).  I wanted to go through it as soon as I could!  Well, it took a long time but eventually it happened.I bought the tickets ahead of time and was sure to get to the station in London to take photos ahead of time.  I love all train stations – old and new.  Even the new train stations in London have sort of an old feel… it’s hard to explain.When I was on the train and we left the station, I decided to turn on the GPS on my Android.  I’ll never forget it.  I saw my little dot ripping across the English countryside.   It was so awesome.  And then it disappeared when we hit the water.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRUZYIT5ASYXVXKFIVWVXFTL4U Susan

    What a cool station – love the roof and the station looks like it goes on forever!

  • Anonymous

    Trey
    Lovely picture I enjoy taking pictures of railway stations although you have to be careful especially in the London main line terminals as they don’t like people using tripods. Reason London stations look old is because they are old, although many have been refurbished the structure of the main line stations are all about 150 years old, St Pancras present Eurostar terminal was built in 1868. The technical term in the UK for an arched glass roof is a train shed.

  • Anonymous

    Train stations are always interesting places and difficult to photograph – at least for me – there are usually mobs of people running for trains so its hard to stop, set up and shoot.  I’ve tried a few without very good results, but your shot is great, love it.

  • Casper van Zyl

    Awsome shot

  • Mark Adams

    A St Pancras Gallery: http://thelightcavalry.zenfolio.com/stpancras/slideshow

  • Patrick Mc Donnell

    Great shot as always Trey.  Hope you enjoyed the trip on Eurostar. Here’s a shot I took from the other side of the platforms http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcdonnell/6725280205/

  • Anonymous

    Wow, Trey, amazing!!!  That certainly was worth waiting for, but kind of scary knowing you are under all that water!!!  I’ve been thru the tunnel from Detroit and Canada, but that’s much shorter.  Thanks for sharing.  Be glad you’re not here with our 14 inches of snow and then rain coming pretty soon, ugh!!!!!!  Going to be pretty messy, glad I’m not going out.  Take care.  Hubby said it’s raining now, oh no!!  Have a great day, be safe where ever you are!!

  • http://photoventures.wordpress.com/ Jeff Peterson

    Great photo Trey, I agree that there are some really train stations in Europe, didn’t take many photos of them myself as we were usually rushing to catch our train (except the station in Milan which we spent a night across the street from).  The only station I didn’t really like was Rome, it’s so massive and such a long ways from the Metro to the main train station…not a fun run at just before midnight, just before the last train going out to the airport is about to leave…

  • http://twitter.com/doug_ellison Doug Ellison

    They don’t just ‘don’t like’ people using tripods – I’m amazed Trey managed to get his gear out, get a shot off and NOT get abuse/spanish inquisition/other bullying behavior from the British Transport Police. They’re shocking.  

  • http://www.wonderlovephotography.com/ Courtney Engle

    Wow…what a great shot!  I just found your blog, and I think I’m already in love…  I love photography, and my dream is to travel more (lots more!), so I think your little piece of the interwebs here is now one of my new favorite places…  Thanks for all the great photos!

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