The Train in Spain

By far the most beautiful train station in Barcelona, the Estació de França (also known as Estación de Francia) is, as the name suggests, the terminus for trains connecting Spain with France. (As well as Italy and Switzerland.) Inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in time for the 1929 world’s fair in Seville, the station fell into disrepair by the 1980′s and after a four-year-long renovation, reopened for another one of Spain’s big 20th century moments, the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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One Response to The Train in Spain

  1. julvic February 19, 2013 at 22:23 #

    I can imagine all the “fashionistas” artists and intellectuals of the time, their luggage wagons, the maids, the station manager, red flag in hand and the hussle and bussle…All Aboard! Beautiful picture. You can see every detail beams, tiles, windows…

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