Not quite a Railway…San Sebastien • Spain • 1908

This is not quite a railway…it’s a royal bathing machine that runs on tracks and into the sea. It’s from San Sebastien, in Spain, and from 1908. It’s part of the Miramar Palace, designed for the Spanish Royal family by the British architect, Ralph Selden Wornum.

This image combines a number of my interests…seaside and exotic, and with a nod to the railway and to the British arts-and-crafts movement.

I love the Indian style roofs on the pavillion. They are a sort of stylised chhatri (I think), and look a bit like the kinds of things the British architect, Lutyens, designed in India.

How lovely.



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