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Arnos Grove

Lea Valley Photographic

Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom

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Arnos Grove tube station on the Piccadilly Line.


Arnos Grove Station is a Grade II* listed building.

The station was opened on 19 September 1932 as the most northerly on the first section of the Piccadilly Line extension from Finsbury Park to Cockfosters. It was the terminus of the line until services were further extended to Oakwood on 13 March 1933.

Like the other stations Charles Holden designed for the extension, Arnos Grove was built in a modern European style using brick, glass and reinforced concrete and basic geometric shapes. A circular drum-like ticket hall of brick and glass panels rises from a low single-storey structure and is capped by a flat concrete roof. The design was inspired by the Stockholm City Library and Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund. A similar design was employed by Holden for the rebuilding of Chiswick Park on the District Line (also in 1932), although the drum there is supplemented with an adjacent brick tower. The centre of the ticket hall is occupied by a disused ticket office (a passimeter in London Underground parlance) which houses an exhibition on the station and the line.

The building is one of the 12 “Great Modern Buildings” profiled in The Guardian during October 2007.


A series of five images 1 stop apart in aperture priority.

Images then merged in Photomatix Pro 4 and finished off in Photoshop CS5.


Nikon D3 with 14-24mm f2.8G ED Lens at 14mm
f8
Matrix Metering
ISO 200


You can see more of my images on my website


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