I grew up in Folkestone and despite thinking I knew every inch of the place, this bit slipped my radar and I first saw it about a year ago! I had been helping my husband find locations for model shoots and we had heard the station was abandoned but accessible.
Walking down the tracks to the far end which still had the Victorian pillars intact, you could see a hint of how fabulous the place would have looked in all its glory, and perfect for the Orient Express which ran here until 2008, but as you can see from my picture, since it was closed in 2009 it has declined rapidly, in fact a re-visit this year found it in an even worse state, the Victorian end now securely fenced off (elf an safety you know) and the vandals have ripped everything that is possible off the rest.
My shot looks back down the curve of the platform, with the newer end of the station out of sight, I wanted to give it a heavy process to bring out the decay and settled on HDR.
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