Trainline used Instagram data to analyze the visually most beautiful train stations around the world. Collected on a homepage and sorted by country, the large number of sculptures, works of art and architectural refinements can be viewed. This trains the attention to detail.
All eyes on bus stations and transport hubs
Train and bus stations, bridges and transport hubs are often filled with amazing architecture, art and unique designs. But they’re frequently overlooked as we all hurry on to our next destination. Whether a tourist visiting a new city for the first time, or a commuter who has passed the same station countless times – it is time to stop, pause and look up and pay more attention to the small, interesting things. Pay attention to detail.
Angles, corners, edges
Especially now, in times of pandemic, the corridors, bus shelters, pedestrian zones and streets are still emptier than we are used to. The emptiness can simultaneously function as a voyage of discovery. Without the many people, we sense something of the timelessness of our environment, which, unlike us, is and remains constant. Architecture and design lives from human use and interpretation – but at the same time the works stand for themselves. Incidence of light, shades, wind chimes, angles, corners, edges, smells, reflections – all these are aspects we as visitors to these places and spaces should pay more attention to.
Reading our environment and surroundings
On the other hand, of course, the observation of our fellow human beings is interesting: How do they move around the places? How do they use the space? Do they circumvent certain barriers? Do they perceive their surroundings or do they only look down or at the smartphone? Do they respect the place or are they neglecting it? These are all questions that can be asked and reflected upon on a daily basis. Therefore, we should start by reading our environment and surroundings, the built and the rural, (again) more.
Reading the pictures
The most beautiful is the physical experience, but as long as we are limited in our travel habits, we can also marvel at and “read” pictures of our surroundings and distant places. The collection of Trainline is ideal for this.
Trainline collected 50 examples of glorious architecture, artwork and intricate interior design from all over the world.
Photo Credits: trainline; Instagram data is sourced directly from Instagram. Click here to see more photos.