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Waterloo Station hosts landscape photography exhibition

A striking black and white photograph of London Bridge Station seen from The Shard is one of dozens of images featured in a new exhibition at Waterloo Station.

Waterloo Station hosts landscape photography exhibition
The Take a View exhibition is at Waterloo Station till the end of January
London Bridge by Stephen Bright
London Bridge by Stephen Bright

Stephen Bright's photograph of London Bridge Station has won the Network Rail Lines in the Landscape Award as part of this year's Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

Commenting on the winning image, competition founder and renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite said: "Although Britain is home to the oldest railways in the world, the rail network continues to evolve and improve and stations such as King's Cross and St Pancras have become stunning visitor attractions in their own right.

"The changes that are currently occurring at London Bridge are impressive in their scale and a traveller coming through the station for the first time in five years would undoubtedly wonder if they were in the same place.

"Stephen's picture, looking down on the London Bridge platforms, gives the idea of a vast train set transporting the many little figures back to their homes and families.

"The trains are modern but the monotone treatment of the image harks back to times past and reminds us how long railways have been an important part of British life."

David Biggs, managing director of Network Rail's property division, said: "This competition celebrates something very special – the way this country looks from its coasts, cities and countryside, much of which can be viewed or visited by our rail network. Stephen's quite striking image captures a view of the railway which is rarely seen but shows how it's like a vital artery through our capital city. Congratulations to Stephen. He obviously has a head for heights and so I'm sure he will enjoy his prize of the flight in our inspection helicopter."

The Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition is normally held at the National Theatre on the South Bank but this year the images have been displayed on the balcony above the concourse at Waterloo Station.

The exhibition continues till the end of January.

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