This cercle of glass is a part of Bruxelles Central Station's roof.
Bruxelles-Central / Brussel-Centraal (Brussels Central) is a metro and railway station in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium. It is the busiest railway station in Belgium and one of three principal railway stations in Brussels, but handles primarily domestic traffic. First completed in 1952 after protracted delays caused by economic difficulties and war, it is the newest of Brussels' main rail hubs.
The railway station has six tracks, served by three island platforms. These are underground, beneath the city blocks within the "Boulevard de l'Impératrice/Keizerinlaan", "Rue de l'Infante Isabelle/Infante Isabella straat", "Kantersteen" and "Rue de la Putterie/Putterijstraat".
The main entrance and ticket office are at ground level on Keizerinlaan/Imperatrice, and there are several other entrances on the other streets. The station was renovated between 2004 and 2010 in an attempt to better equip the station to present levels of usage (which can reach 150,000 passengers/day on the busiest days). Two new entrances were created, and the main entrance was extensively renovated. The "Carrefour d'Europe," a pedestrianised square was created in front of the station. Plans are underway for the renovation of the tunnel which links the main station with the metro stop. It has been described as dilapidated, dirty, and permanently tinged by the smell of urine. An architectural firm had been retained in 2010 to implement the project designed to make the hallway a better "window" to Brussels for the many travellers who begin their journey there. Shops and a more luminous, graffiti resistant environment were planned, pending final planning approval.
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Romano46 (15574) 2013-01-14 3:42
mi piace molto la composizione di questa foto che contrappone alla serie di case questo elemento architettonico imponente.
Belli i colori tutti nella tonalità del grigio che rendono uniforme la composizione rendendo più evidenti le luci e i riflessi.
rudiceuppens (555) 2013-01-14 4:09
A good early evening view over Brussels from outside Central Station. Even the sky is typical Belgian. Interesting note from Wikipedia: I live 10km outside Brussels and some facts I didn't know,
Sergiom (50552) 2013-01-14 5:45
J'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère qui se dégage de cette photo, surtout au niveau du ciel très gris et de la lumière diffuse qui semble sortir de cette verière.
mjw364 (6514) 2013-01-14 6:52
Nice contrasts between grey sky and silver tones of circle in the FG. A nice tight crop too. An unusual subject in the FG - a roof in the street!
adramad (33554) 2013-01-14 8:20
A wonderful image of the city, with this beautiful evening light, where even natural light mixes with the electric, beautiful tone color with the cloudy sky that gives a touch of blue.
Have a nice day.
kasianowak (4104) 2013-01-14 11:33
Interesting urban shot with unusual foreground. Great composition.
Street lights add colour.
carlo62 (23676) 2013-01-14 15:22
bel contrasto tra la nuova architettura e gli antichi palazzi in lontananza.
Ottima esposizione per vedere il panorama con le luci accese.
danos (80945) 2013-01-14 23:14
Good morning Daniel,
nice the view of the foreground glass roof of Bruxelles Central Station,having as backdrop the beautiful and old houses of the town.
The moody sky let us see and admire the beauty of this section of the city.
Have a good day,Danos
dip (22902) 2013-01-14 23:16
nice details of the town,
good clarity and sharpness,well captured and composed,
wolf38 (29804) 2013-01-14 23:35
Hello Daniel. An interesting look. Unfortunately I've never been to Brussels. But what is not, can still become. Especially the row of houses in the background, I really like. Informative text.
mkamionka (28420) 2013-01-24 7:41
beautiful presentation. I would not guess that this is a roof of a railway station. Nice evening low light well exposed. Well selected foreground and whole composition.
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (44595)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-25
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Christmas 2012 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-14 3:25