The Frecciarossa highspeed train is a great way to travel from Milano as far down as to Napoli ... or in my case to Bologna. At some point the train reaches approx. 300 km/hour.
While reading I all of the sudden looked up and we flit through this awesome train station and I thought "wow what the hell was this". It is a Santiago Calatrava design - of course. I immediately knew I had to see this from the outside so while coming home from Mantova I asked our friend Antonella if we could stop and leave the highway to drive to this train station. Crazy as the gal is she wanted to stop for me next to the freeway in the emergency lane but as I did not want to commite suicide - haha - I opted this version.
From Santiago Calatrava's homepage, more .... here .... Calatrava - by the way - who lives also in Zurich (and NYC I think) and has built a train station in Zurich a long time ago, right now he is worried about his train station as they want to add further tracks to it. Big story going on but I understand his position that it might lose his hand writing.
A SERIES of 4 images. Love the tiny moon in no. 3 and 4 :-)
I also like 3 and 4 for the abstract capture and the moon, but you need 1 and 2 to know and see what it is. A different take on our transport theme.
Off to Rome and Napoli next week btw :)
BabaCam (2019/03/28 16:35:27): Yes I know, you mentioned it on my last image. Maybe you get a minute or two for some "secret" Roma images :-)
Napoli might be even as cool for some run-down shabby etc. street stuff.Everlasting (2019/03/28 09:29:15): I probably should have added that Rome is work, I'll only see inside buildings, but Napoli is not :)BabaCam (2019/03/28 08:41:26): How nice to travel towards the summer. I am sure both cities offer great opportunities for street photogray. Enjoy, eat plenty of pasta :-)
Caltrava has added so much world-wide beauty, and like you, he has a clearly definable style. My favorite is #3 because the architecture really pops against the sky and I love the moon. Your main is second only for the cars as the exposure and the lower detail are both very effective; I'm not much into reality these days.
I love the fast trains, we took one from Milan to Rome, at those distances they are clearly worthwhile. Napoli is our favorite larger city so far with Treviso as the top! Still we plan to stay in one place for the 4-6 weeks we'll be there and use the trains to get around....no more hauling luggage on and off trains every week or two. o we'll be looking closely at places to stay in Bologna, thanks to you!
Thanks for showing us this interesting masterpiece of architecture. All photos are good, although I might have chosen #2 for the main. #s 3&4 are pure artistic and more abstract. Thanks for the link as well.
Especially when thinking that this is a functional buiding this architetcture gains in importance. When scrolling this photo up and down there's a wonderful effect of motion in these slats. All the series is a tribute to this exceptional architect. I once again like your personal note very much.
Greetings from now springlike Westphalia!
Great find, but not worth risking the life, but you did the right way. It is definitely a very visually interesting architectural design. Next think you know it will be a must see place for many photographers. I love it. I would stop for it, if I have to pass through. I like the play of light through the frames. I like the last two in the series, with the deep blue sky, it almost look like peaks of mountains with snow. Strong graphics and abstract quality. the moon is a bonus, but it can be with or without. Love them all.
Thanks for making the stop to show us this. Excellent. Thanks to your friend too :) Ciao.
the cars are too distracting so the pictures witout them are more interesting
BabaCam (2019/03/31 14:40:25): The cars are part of the story telling, nobody would get the point otherwise about "traffic" or "commuting". I'll definitely like the others, they're gonna be a main in one of these days.