Antwerp, Belgium - Inside Central Station ~ In 2009 the American magazine Newsweek judged Antwerpen-Centraal the world's fourth greatest train station. When this palatial neo-Baroque station was completed in 1905, it was criticized for its extravagance (it is decorated in more than 20 types of marble and stone).

Antwerp, Belgium - Inside Central Station ~ In 2009 the American magazine Newsweek judged Antwerpen-Centraal the world's fourth greatest train station. When this palatial neo-Baroque station was completed in 1905, it was criticized for its extravagance (it is decorated in more than 20 types of marble and stone).

Liverpool Lime Street station, Liverpool. The iron and glass roof dates from the 1880's. This has the most beautiful and usual curved layout and is so open and bright.

Liverpool Lime Street station, Liverpool. The iron and glass roof dates from the 1880's. This has the most beautiful and usual curved layout and is so open and bright.

Berlin Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) designed by von Gerkan, Marg and Partners; Photo: Marcus Bredt

Berlin Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) designed by von Gerkan, Marg and Partners; Photo: Marcus Bredt

There's just something about train stations - even the tiny ones. Maybe especially the tiny ones.

There's just something about train stations - even the tiny ones. Maybe especially the tiny ones.

Central station, Antwerp, Belgium  Antwerp’s ‘Railway Cathedral’ has its domed roof, iron and glass vaulted ceilings and lavishly decorated stone and marble interiors to thank for its landmark status – definitely fancier than your average interchange. Not only that but the station complex houses three levels of tracks, a shopping mall and a diamond gallery home to some 30 diamond shops.

Central station, Antwerp, Belgium Antwerp’s ‘Railway Cathedral’ has its domed roof, iron and glass vaulted ceilings and lavishly decorated stone and marble interiors to thank for its landmark status – definitely fancier than your average interchange. Not only that but the station complex houses three levels of tracks, a shopping mall and a diamond gallery home to some 30 diamond shops.

Lisbon, Portugal - Train station (Calatrava architect) - Nations Park (Parque das Nações) district

Lisbon, Portugal - Train station (Calatrava architect) - Nations Park (Parque das Nações) district

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