Tube grunge

Dank platform

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I use this London Underground station to traipse to and from my day job every day. It’s on the Hammersmith and City line so isn’t deep beneath the surface – but certainly feels that way.

Many stations on the Tube network have been spruced up in recent times, but not Great Portland Street. One end of the platform is a dank, sodden and seemingly long forgotten corner where water drips and lies in pools. 

This brief snapshot was taken at the weekend. During the working week it’s heaving with passengers – sometimes I’ll wait for the next train rather than attempt to shoehorn myself into a non-existent space.

But it gets us Londoners around. And I love the atmosphere of these photographs which you don’t find on the bright, squeaky clean stations of the city network.

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Tube grunge

Waiting beneath

 

Gallery entrance

14 thoughts on “Tube grunge

  1. Grungy and damp has it in spades for atmosphere, I couldn’t agree more Mike. Something sterile about gleaming white tiles :) Love how you included the light in the first shot.

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    • Thanks Richard! Well, there were a few people about and it’s always busy during the week. I only noticed the other day that the end of the platform I photographed is partly open to the elements. No wonder it’s sodden!

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