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This photo was taken at the Hauptbanhof in Zurich, Switzerland, from
the far end of platform 16/17. I noticed this mesmerising view a few days
earlier but the light was not great so I decided to give it another try on
the way back.

It is not often that a grey rainy day helps photography, but here I feel
it did, putting this wet sheen on the tracks and reducing contrast.
For comparison, check another image

NB, I got chased by the railway police on this shoot, as I was crossing the tracks
looking for the best angle. Very unpleasant sound those whistles make :)
Fortunately, the Swiss turned out to be forgiving and I walked away without a fine.

The location is now geotagged, click 'view map' above.

Canon EOS 40D
1/125s f/7.1 at 105.0mm iso320 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
Dan Greenberg19-Apr-2019 18:13
I can see why this is in your top 100. It's magnificent! Such a great and fascinating scene very artistically captured. ~BV~
Ken Batiuk10-Apr-2018 20:08
Excellent eye in composing and capturing the impressive geometry on display here. V.

John Barreiro28-Dec-2016 02:30
Congratulations on winning Show and Tell with this excellent image. It certainly was my choice. V
Robin Lew22-Dec-2016 01:43
I had a feeling that you took this shot from a forbidden area. You took quite a big risk. But what a great shot! V
Markus Grompe11-Apr-2016 13:34
awesome shot.... V
Konrad Busslinger02-Feb-2016 10:28
Sorry for the quarrel you had with the workers there. You are brave Pawel to make this kind of shot. But you got a very good one. V
Arthur Lebacq20-Nov-2015 07:52
An excellent shot....very well composed....nice title too.....well done.....V
prefect15-Nov-2015 13:14
You naughty boy. LOL.
Great impressive image. Nice.
44lefty05-Oct-2015 22:13
Generally speaking, it's much easier to get forgiveness than to obtain permission....
kinta25-Sep-2015 23:27
I feel that it is life itself, which is the better way to go? Nice matching of title and well composed shot. BV!
Shimon Levkovich13-Sep-2015 13:33
Spectacular. V
René Gysi03-Sep-2015 12:19
Great composition from the world of railways. Superb! V
vifut09-Aug-2015 08:01
Perfect view on this perfect geometry (V)
Chris Morton05-Aug-2015 07:04
everything is possible for those who hath faith
Florent Potard28-Mar-2015 19:52
Interesting concept, with this atmosphere ! V
henkverbiesen21-Nov-2014 22:02
Excellent image
Dave Petersen Photography31-Oct-2014 16:57
What a great image. This is how I feel on so many days. A big VOTE on this one. Voted.
Peterfree28-Oct-2014 20:55
Briljant composition Very impressive. V
Pat Gould17-Oct-2014 15:11
Wow, love this shot.V
Yiannis Pavlis14-Aug-2014 14:02
Awesome shot, perfect setting.
Roland22-Jul-2014 18:35
So unusual an image and so beautifully captured and shown. BV
Fred Gary13-Jul-2014 18:52
Wow! What a maze of track, I wouldn't have a clue how to get a train from one point to another. Beautiful shot.
Julie Oldfield12-Jul-2014 01:15
How awesome! They grey weather really suits this. V
Patrick Goossens08-Jul-2014 08:04
Paul Runnestø21-Jun-2014 06:36
Great composition - well seen.
Mike 16-Jun-2014 16:08
Very cool capture, bravo!
François Marais23-May-2013 09:26
super !!
Ann Cleeves03-Nov-2012 11:58
Brilliant.....think a compass wouold help out here!
Ralph26-Feb-2011 16:40
great image! V
Justine13-Dec-2010 07:54
what an amazing shot, you have the most fantastic gallery, wow these pictures are so wonderful and this one is my favourite,
Guest 06-Nov-2010 11:36
Petros Labrakos17-Oct-2010 06:54
remarkable composition V!
Guest 13-Oct-2010 15:26
Great shot...intimidating!
Dan the Man04-Oct-2010 21:05
My God! a real traffic nightmare! I am glad I am not the "train controler" !
Chad Ramsey26-Aug-2010 13:50
Wow, great shot! V
Walter Otto Koenig25-Aug-2010 14:46
A mesmerizing image. Great choice of focal length. "V"
François Fauchard07-Aug-2010 19:27
It is a very good shot, indeed better than the first. Fabulous ! V
Blandine Mangin05-Aug-2010 09:56
very beautiful compo ! v
Rüdiger Kukasch02-Aug-2010 16:05
Great shot,

hope you got the train in the right way.
Fotis D. Tirokomos12-Jul-2010 07:42
great mood in this amazing maze
Fotis D. Tirokomos12-Jul-2010 07:42
great mood in this amazing maze
Guest 11-Jul-2010 17:26
What an amazing shot! BV
RaulLlovet07-Jul-2010 17:23
Extremely good.
Pieter Bos29-Jun-2010 20:36
John 03-Jun-2010 07:09
Excellent shot!! V
Long Bach Nguyen03-Jun-2010 06:55
Amazing image
René Gysi03-Jun-2010 06:55
Excellent and intersting composition. V
bleriot419 18-Mar-2010 07:14
Give earth a chance.
Guest 17-Mar-2010 04:34
great view!
Johan Gerrits27-Nov-2009 19:58
It was the chase well worth, great patterns and lines, excellent shot Pawel!!!
olivier bruning24-Nov-2009 07:27
love this shot. beautiful maze! ~V~
Guest 15-Oct-2009 09:58
Appropriate name with all its meaning.
Jean-Rene A13-Oct-2009 11:22
Great labyrinth ! Big V
Gerhard Ritsema12-Oct-2009 20:58
This picture would have been worth a fine!! (c:
Zoltán Balogh30-Sep-2009 07:11
Wow Pawel..that photo is marvellous. I love railway shots very much, this one is pretty unique, indeed! V
Guest 23-Sep-2009 14:20
Une très grande photo! Pour son ambiance, sa complexité, son traitement..Un vrai bijou...une merveilleuse réussite! Elle mérite amplement un vote!! Bravo!!!
Buba Jafarli23-Sep-2009 05:42
Terrific pattern! So well seen! V.
pascal21-Sep-2009 19:52
Wow ! Excellent. Finaly, I prefere this version ! Great shot !
J. Scott Coile21-Sep-2009 17:34
Jeroen Bosman21-Sep-2009 16:47
Thanks for the geoinfo and the story. I do like these photographers tales!
Brian Collins Art21-Sep-2009 05:53
Awesome image. I was wondering if you got in trouble for that shot. Glad it was just a slap on the proverbial wrist. Someday I will take something nearly as cool at the Bailey yards in my native state. I believe it is the world's largest railroad classification yard. To put it in perspective it covers 2,850 acres and handles 10,000 cars every 24 hours.
Peter Sussex20-Sep-2009 20:20
Awesome labyrinth of rails and an excellent capture.
Jeroen Bosman20-Sep-2009 19:18
Amazing, in all senses of the word, v! BTW this not only makes one wonder where to go, but for the rail enthousiast also where it is. Could you inform us about that?
Kari Bernardini20-Sep-2009 19:09
Very cool, all the lines draw your eye deep into the picture. V!
Guest 20-Sep-2009 17:34
Rob Misanchuk20-Sep-2009 17:29
Great shot!
Guest 20-Sep-2009 15:13
Lovely composition, although complex, the view point has made it seem almost calm. V
Petros Labrakos20-Sep-2009 11:01
amazing compo!!
bergie819-Sep-2009 18:55
Great capture! What a maze!
Robert Charity19-Sep-2009 17:11
wonderful composition, v
Wolfgang Bluhm19-Sep-2009 03:37
Fabulous shot.
Kuriacose Joseph19-Sep-2009 01:13
lou_rozensteins18-Sep-2009 22:42
A very impressive shot ..... that looks to be so complex, it's a wonder anything gets anywhere! Well done.
Paul Dovie Jr18-Sep-2009 22:24
Being a railroad engineer for 35 years, this would be a nightmare. Great image.
zyziza18-Sep-2009 18:12
Excellent pov! V
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak18-Sep-2009 17:57
Kapitalny kadr! - gdzie go znalaz³es???
Dave Hein18-Sep-2009 17:24
There appears to be a few choices...
Guest 18-Sep-2009 11:10
Excellent is right.....or left : )
Eric Herbelin18-Sep-2009 09:37
Excellent! V
Jola Dziubinska18-Sep-2009 08:06
Incredible scenery, great find with all those lines and curves. Vote.
Marc Demoulin18-Sep-2009 06:27
That's a good question!!! vVv
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