Steel, Glass, and White Concrete

by hopesfrenzy

On our way south towards Luxembourg for the holidays, we had a longer wait than expected in Belgium at the Liège-Guillemins railway station, where we would catch our next train to head into the mountains to Luxembourg city. As we stepped off the train, our eyes went up toward the roof of the station and … just wow! The ceiling was so high, and the colored panes of glass were breathtaking. It didn’t feel real!

The train station was designed by Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish architect, who also designed the World Trade Center transportation hub and mall. The fluid concrete patterns (not to mention high roof) immediately felt similar to me. The train station opened in 2009.

Our train was late, so we went downstairs and got a sandwich and coffee. After we finished our coffee, we explored the station a bit more and took some pictures, trying to stay warm. Soon we were back off on the last leg of our journey!

Taking the train with Stéphane
Location: Liège, Belgium

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