Many of you know that I absolutely love trains. I spend a lot of time on trains, and have always been fascinated about train travel in the earlier part of the 20th century. When I was in Los Angeles a few years ago, I was at Union Train Station. This room is no longer in use; however, I did manage to stand at the gated door and stretch myself as far as I could to take this photo without tripping over the gate!
Built in the 1930s, this room is known as the, “Original Ticket Lobby”. The ceiling is a whopping 62 feet (19m) and the ticket counter is 112 feet long (34m)! Despite the fact (and frankly I don’t know why) this room is no longer used for dispensing tickets to travelers and adventurers alike, it is used on occasion for movies and commercials.
I apologize for the shadowed areas; it was very difficult to get a lighter shot of this enchanting room. To me, even though it’s a huge space, it has a warmth and inviting feel to it. Perhaps it’s the wood and lovely windows that make it so.
I hope your Saturday is traveling along nicely!