Victorian railway architecture fascinates me, these lofty architectural palaces dedicated to travel, to journeys, happiness and sadness, hello's,and goodbyes. So many stories and so much that could have been lost without visionaries such as John Betjeman (a big hero of mine) to save these cathedrals of brick and iron.
I spend a lot of time when I'm in London on the Euston Road, either coming in at Euston from Northampton (home), going to the British Library or in this case heading towards St Pancras if I've come in from Luton (work). Euston Road itself is very important in railway history as it marked the edge of the City of London and no main line railway stations were allowed in the City of London in Victorian times.
You wouldn't think it was a railway station would you, it looks like it belongs in St Petersburg or Moscow not London. All those Gothic spires and arches reaching into the sky.
Who said functional can't be beautiful?