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    right, by request of er, one or maybe two people, a LIST OF TEN INTERESTING RAILWAY STATIONS with neither neoclassical frontages/glass roofs

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    (not actually very easy - the most interesting non-Victorian transport stations are usually metros, but anyway)

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    ONE: OXFORD ROAD STATION, MANCHESTER! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mancheste… for firmness, modernity and delight despite being made of wood

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    Two (capitals now off) : Coventry Station: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm… spacious, elegant, opulent

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    Three: Harlow Town: rmweb.co.uk/community/uplo… new town station as FLW prairie house

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    Four: Uxbridge Station, s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/79/89/7… sweeping concrete terminus inside, moderne civic square outside

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    Five: Brussels Central, as previously discussed: a sybaritically metropolitan space happytellus.com/img/brussels/b…

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    Six: Kiev Voksal, Kiev: an overwhelming clash of neoclassicist detail and constructivist space ic.pics.livejournal.com/stepbystep_hdr…

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    Seven: Aarhus Station overgaard.dk/grafik/leica_h… small but imposing Scando-Italo grandeur

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    Nine: BRATISLAVA but my God it needs a clean. Sotsreal murals, Sotsmodern ziggurat raildude.com/img/loc/1/1314…

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    Ten: the one, only WARSZAWA CENTRALNA. nonhierarchical entrances, underground maze, magnificent swooping bookinghall en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Ce…

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    thankyouverymuch. Would have mentioned the Berlin Hauptbahnhof but loses points for hint of nostalgia in the barrel roofs

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    NB: all these stations may suffer from poverty, neglect, ads, retail pods and/or privatisation, but these are cosmetic

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    people incredulous re Coventry are not using their eyes. A better pic via @langrabbie upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm…

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    I would have put my own pics up, but (probably mercifully) New Flickr's absurdity means I'd still be on number 2 if I did

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    in fact: does anyone know how to rejig so that it doesn't show all of a Set in giant-size JPEGs at once? It gives my computer a heart attack

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    yet if proof be need be why 'concrete' '60s' and 'eastern europe' are not thoughtful terms of opprobrium

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