Ticking something off a bucket list feels amazing. Take President Obama’s recent jaunt to the NATO summit in Newport, Wales. Even though he was here on official business, Barack Obama still managed to tick Stonehenge off his bucket list, something I managed to do as a child.
However CanFranc still eluded me until this summer… somewhere I have always wanted to visit after seeing numerous images and reading about the amazing history surrounding the now disused train station that trafficked passengers between Spain and France.
Opened on 18th July 1928 and situated in the stunning Aragon Valley in North Eastern Spain, the now abandoned station (due to a fallen bridge on the French side that was never rebuilt) was widely used during World War 2. With rumours that it was used to transport German gold and British espionage smuggled information and people, the station certainly is steeped in history and has a very eerie feel to it. Though the stunning surroundings and architecture soon distract you from this.
Here are just a few of the hundreds of images I took… (click to enlarge)