Beijing Station is a passenger railway station in Dongcheng District, Beijing. Nowadays, this tation is divide by route with Beijing West Railway Station or Beijing South Railway Station. the above-mentioned route is mainly departing and arriving. It opened in
1901 and changed the current name in 1949 through changes of a time. It is the ground station where installed 8 platforms and 16 lines inside the site of 250,000 m2 and the building area of 80,000 m2. It is an arrival-and-departure station of the international train to which connect Moscow in Russia and Pyongyang in North Korea other than the domestic lines of the direction of Shanghai, Shenyang-Dalian- Harbin, Mongolian, and Jinan-Qingdao etc. Beijing West Railway Station seems to connect lines of Hong Kong, Guanzhou and Vietnam as international route. And, Beijin South Railway Station seems to connect to suburban area of Beijin and high-speed rail to Shanghai. With gilded eaves and soaring clock towers, the architecture of the railway blends traditional Chinese and socialist realist influence about Beijin Railway Station. I was walking around here from Tiananmen Square. It was crowded with the visitor who goes to rural areas, or the visitors who came out from rural areas at the station front. Moreover, I found many mini-vans which goes to a neighboring town in here. I remember that many stores are around a station and it was active. Probably, the circumference would change fairly bordering on Beijing Olympic Games (2008).
This photograph is scanned with CanoScan Lide60 and digitized.
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lousat (82472) 2013-11-08 2:58
Hi Kato,a piece of history of your photographic life,really interesting and very well done,i like the typical cars "fin de siecle" and the excellent scannering work too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
pajaran (54997) 2013-11-08 3:35
Interesantan i dobar tekst o staroj stanici, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana arhitektura.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Interesting and good article on the old station, with the given data and history ...
Good composition, nice architecture shown.
A good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
ikeharel (62855) 2013-11-08 3:49
Mist over Beijing nowadays are at worst level ever. yet, I reckon mist had prevailed long ago over town.
Impressive RR station-building, red flags added the missing tones on.
danos (90257) 2013-11-08 23:52
nice the view of the place with the old photo from Beijin railway station to dominating the scene.The harsh opposite light not help you to enhance the beauty of the facade.
abmdsudi (46836) 2013-11-11 6:50
This is unbelievably good scanned image in pano format as if it was shot yesterday. Thumb up for save archiving and share with us. Good atmosphere and a fuller wide view of the busy station from end to end with excellent diagonal touch, bright and clean shot framed nicely by the tree. Touches of bright vivid colours add as strong anchor points to slight wintery day. It's subtly processed shot and fairly well coloured. Well done, Congrats
mcmtanyel (16581) 2013-11-12 19:44
A very nice image for a scan of a 17-year old photo. It is sharp, colors are quite good. The composition is very successful, in the usual Mikio Kato style.