Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Gare du Nord, Paris
The first Gare du Nord was built by Bridge and Roadway Engineers on the behalf of the Chemin de Fer du Nord company. The station was inaugurated on 14 June 1846, the same year as the launch of the Paris–Amiens–Lille rail link. It was partially demolished in 1860 to provide space for the current station. The station complex was designed by French architect Jacques Hittorff and built between 1861 and 1864. It is situated in the 10th arrondissement of Paris.
Lowry arrived at the station on 30th December 1933 where he was met by Jan Gabrial. "He was carrying twin ukuleles, one of them for me. Snow fell softly as we left the station." (Jan Gabrial Inside The Volcano Pg. 41).