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Alone on the platform

Greeting Cards & Postcards

Size:
$2.40
Jeanne Horak-Druiff

London, United Kingdom

Sizing Information

Small Greeting Card Large Greeting Card Postcard
4" x 6" 5" x 7.5" 4" x 6"

Features

  • 300gsm card with a satin finish
  • Supplied with envelopes
  • Optional cellophane sleeves, ideal for reselling
  • Discount of 30% on every order of 8+ cards

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Artist's Description

If you have ever arrived in Paris on the Eurostar, you will be familiar with the huge Gare du Nord station. This is where the Eurostar and Thalys trains arrive from the rest of Europe; where the TGV and SNCF trains arrive from the rest of France; and where the Metro and RER trains arrive from the rest of Paris. Opened in 1846 and extensively remodeled and enlarged in 1861, it opened (largely) in its current form in 1864. Its facade is designed around the idea of a triumphal arch and it is topped with 23 statues representing the cities that the station’s railway lines serve.
It is the second largest station in the world in terms of platform capacity (42 platforms to New York Grand Central Station’s 67). It is also the busiest station in Europe and the third busiest in the world (after Japan’s Shinjuku and Ikebukuru), with 180 million travellers passing through it each year. But on this particular summer afternoon, the total population of the platform was one and just for a moment the station seemed at peace.

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