Written by Valentina Romano
Some people say that the best way to travel is via train, as it is possible to witness the landscape changing, as well as admiring the different panoramas.
Taking a train from a country to another is much longer than taking a plane, but to be honest the trip is definitely worth the hours spent on the carriage.
Imagine you’re travelling around Italy and the window next to your seat allows you to enjoy a panoramic view of the Tuscan countryside.
Every 10 minutes spent on board of the train the landscape changes.
First you see a historical hilltop town, then a sunflower field, and then numerous hills covered in vineyards.
The train window works like a TV-screen, or better, like a painting that changes subject every now and then.
Now, imagine that the train station is also stunning and needs to be visited. The place you’re leaving from, and the place you’re arriving to, both present an incredible environment, which can be historical, modern, colourful and/or unique.
Imagine you arrive to a place and you are immediately enchanted by the beautiful decorations of the train station.
Not only you had an incredible journey to get there, but once you leave your carriage, your are surrounded by a truly wonderful atmosphere.
All this can actually be experience on first hand in all of the below-mentioned train stations. Indeed, The Golden Scope put together a compilation of photos all capturing the world’s most beautiful train stations.
This way, next time you decide to travel around, you know already where it’s worth stopping and why.
Don’t waste hours of your life sitting on a plane, when you can be on a train admiring the view and the station you stop to or leave from.
Enjoy the following train stations, which according to The Golden Scope, can be said to be amongst the most stunning, wonderful and fascinating stations in the world.
THE TRAIN STATIONS
ANTWERP CENTRAL STATION, BELGIUM
ATOCHA STATION, MADRID, SPAIN
DUNEDIN STATION, NEW ZEALAND
GARE DE LYON, PARIS, FRANCE
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, NEW YORK CITY, USA
HAYDARPASA TERMINAL, ISTANBUL, TURKEY
GARE DU NORD, PARIS, FRANCE
KAZAN STATION, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
KUALA LUMPUR RAILWAY STATION, MALAYSIA
LUZ STATION, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
CENTRAL STATION, MILAN, ITALY
RAILWAY STATION, MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE
SAO BENTO STATION, PORTO, PORTUGAL
SIRKECI STATION, ISTANBUL, TURKEY
ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL, LONDON, ENGLAND
UNION STATION, WASHINGTON DC, USA
CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS, MUMBAI, INDIA
(All photos are from Google.com, and they all belong to their original owners)