Thursday, July 14, 2011

St Patrick Subway Station


This is the same subway station as yesterday in a pic taken a couple of weeks ago, pre Harry Potter - these long walls now have long posters for HP on them. This station, at Dundas and University, is named for near-by St Patrick's Catholic Church, and is 1 of only 2 stations in the whole system which has retained the tubular shape created by the tunnel-boring machine which originally dug the holes for the subway. It has a great atmosphere!

16 comments:

Beyond My Garden said...

I like the tube shaped station landings. In this photo the station looks spotless. Is that the norm? I remember the subways of Mexico City were so clean and shiny. They felt very safe. the ones I have used in the U.S. are not always very clean.
nellie

VioletSky said...

I've always like this tube shaped station. Great perspective on this shot.

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Super shot! Very well set up RedPat. I appreciate the background/history you included... I just learned something new here. Thanks and have a great day!

LĂșcia said...

I like the tubular shape!
Very nice shot RedPat! I like to take the subway, run away from traffic, see people from different places... ;-)

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely perspective shot.

EG Wow said...

It looks so empty without Harry!

Sharon said...

It looks a lot like a London underground station.

Jack said...

Very sleek. Maybe a bit monotonous without something to break the shiny metal walls, but still very sleek.

Randy said...

Very nice indeed!

Regina K said...

Oh I like these kind of shots.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent perspective Red, disappearing down a little hole at the end. Does look so pristine!

Birdman said...

... and noise I bet.

Halcyon said...

I'm taking the subway today! But I don't think this is on my route. :(

Anonymous said...

great framing. much like that great shot you took of spadina station a while back. love it. thanks

JM said...

Great perspective and lines! Well done.

Alan said...

Nice lines, Pat!