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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

THE STATION. (28/01/14)

Yesterday the dogs and I caught the bus into Aviemore. I needed to get some provisions, tobacco being a priority. It was almost a disaster. I had a quick glance at the timetable and noticed that the busses run from the Ski Station, past the campsite and on to Aviemore every hour. Perfect.

I should have paid more attention as there is a three hour gap in the schedule and I caught the last bus for three hours._MG_2816

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_MG_2818 copy The station is a superb building. I wish I’d had longer to take photographs but I heard three people discussing how to get to Glenmore Lodge. I offered to split the taxi fare withe them so had to get my skates on. A lucky outcome.

It’s raining icy rain today. If it clears up I’ll go for a good walk later.

37 comments:

  1. HI Adrian That certainly is a lovely building. It was fortunate that you heard those people talking and got a ride with them. I was up at Aviemore the other day an saw Snow Buntings.

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    1. Carol, it's the best building in Aviemore.

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  3. Margaret, I'll have to go out birding very soon. Crested Tits and Dippers are on the list.

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  4. Nice shots and beautiful buildings.

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    1. Nordis, I love front lit storm clouds. They really lift an image.

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    1. It's a beautifully preserved station. Thanks for the link. I was thinking of coming back here in February. I see the trains are steaming on selected days. I'll have a look. Douglas did mention an Engine Shed. I'll look for that and try and blag my way in.

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  6. It looks like a clean and beautifully maintained station Adrian? Lovely set of images (and sunshine too?)...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, the sunshine comes and goes here faster than I can press the shutter button. It is the focal point of what otherwise is a rather dismal place.
      It is good that the sun shines on one prior to one getting soaked.

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  7. That is a great looking place and good pictures of it. Thanks for showing us.

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    1. David, it's a good Victorian station. The place has all the necessities for life but can be a bit depressing. I come to Scotland for the countryside. It does have the odd good town but I can't say Aviemore is one of them.

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  8. Beautiful old station, wow, I mean, wow, it's the best.

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    1. Bob you would like it here. Ancient pockets of Caledonian woodland. And thirty odd miles of graded paths. The paths are far wider than your dune buggy so no problems.

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  9. I love pictures where you have sharp brightness and well-defined colour in the foreground and dark, brooding cloud cover in the distance. The contrast is so dramatic. (ie - your second picture)

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  10. YP, I can sit for ages in turbulent weather for the self same thing. I rarely find front lit storm clouds but I did and was happy. I always shoot RAW. And my default setting on Canon is 2/3rds under exposed. You nor I can recover blown highlights but both film and digital can be pushed for shadows. I love what lurks in the shadows.

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    1. PS. It is a goodun. I even got the composition right. It's a Desktopun. Free to you but High resolution will be £400.00p.

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  11. An interesting post that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  12. een prachtig station.ja terug lopen is ook wat.

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    1. Bas, ja het loopt nog steeds treinen en stoomtreinen soms.

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  13. Nice-looking station. I love the contrast between the light and the dark clouds in the 2n pic.

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  14. Thats a stunning station, it looks like it's never ever changed, and what a great light you had to take the photos.

    peter

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    1. I was very fortunate with the light. It is being used for offices and shops now as well as still being a station.

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  15. That's a very attractive station. Yes , schedules have to be read carefully and then you have to make a best guess. You bet I know.

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    1. Red, I'll remember it could have been a very wet afternoon.

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  16. So full of character these stations.

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    1. Maria, yes they are but the light helps.

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  17. Adrian the loco' shed when I was kid is up the line from the station. You need to walk in the direction of what was know as Dalfaber Village (if i spelt that right) which was a Barrat holiday developement (my aunt used to live in the white houses next to holiday villag before moving to Aberdeen), from recollection there was a normal plain bridge with a fast flowing stream and the old shed was near the bridge, if it helps (probably not) there was a public footpath too.
    I lost count the number of times I arrived at that station and even though Aviemore has got bigger and bigger I'm glad the station still looks like something out of a Harry Potter book.

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  18. Thanks Douglas. I see it on the map. I have the stream and something marked as workshop. I'll have a look next time I'm in town.

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  19. Envy to see what beautiful is this train station.!!!
    a hug.

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    1. Laura, It is the best station I have seen.

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  20. A trip down memory lane for me, wow it was 20 years ago, where does the time go. Classic shot of a Highland railway footbridge, Given another chance maybe I may pay more attention to the structure now that the real passenger trains on the summer saturday service have long gone.
    You've managed to capture quite a bit in the last shot, great stuff.

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  21. Jay, it is without doubt the best bit of Aviemore.

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