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Stadelhofen Impression No.2

Stadelhofen Impression No.2

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Stadelhofen Impression No.2

The strong, sweeping forms of architect Santiago Calatrava and the near constant activity of handsome SBB S-Bahn double-deck
trains at Stadelhofen, a commuter train nexus not far from Zürich's Hauptbahnhof, combined to inspire this digital "dreamscape."

It was created from an original Ektachrome transparency.

Calatrava's redesign of the station in 1990 was to accommodate a third track for this busy mainline, under the promenade (top left),
which was part of his design in reconstituting the embankment excavated to make way for the new track - and provide the track and
its platform with natural lighting from above. I know, very dry to describe, but entrancing to take in first-hand, whether a railfan,
architecture aficionado...or photographer. All the more exciting if one happens to be all three ;-)

The image is available in Gallery Prints, as well as in my range of Custom Printed Note Cards.

Photo ©2010, Digital Design ©2011 Steve Ember

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  • s. sabine krause 26/04/2011 15:20

    great architecture indeed! i love how both the bridge and the roofs sheltering the platforms seem to repeat the smooth wave-like form of the trains in every little detail of their construction/design! for some strange reason all those curves and waves and sweeps moving through the shot remind me of the magical möbius strip, a thing i used to be obsessed with as a child – still am, actually! ; )) greetings, sabine. p.s.:öbius_strip


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