Tag: architecture

Now arriving……….Union Station, Los Angeles!

??????????????????????

Now who has even seen a courtyard like this at a train station! We were thrilled to see the Los Angeles Train Station (Amtrak, Metrolink, and LA Metro) include a gorgeous area outside to sit while waiting for the train.  The station is called, “Union Station”; clearly representing the union of all train lines, unlike Chicago where there are a number of stations for different types of train lines.  Here is the station from the front:

??????????????????????

Now let’s take a peek inside the station:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The architecture at Union Station is a combination of three styles of architecture:  Moderne, Art Deco, Mission/Spanish Revival.  It was built in 1939, and truly is one of America’s last great train stations. These next two photos were taken of a spectacular space.  It is simply referred to as the, “old ticket area” and was unfortunately roped off to visitors.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This photo is of the passenger seating area:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It was fascinating to wander around such an impressive building and, likened to my thoughts aboard the Queen Mary, ponder who walked these halls decades ago.  Where were they going?  Were they excited to be traveling by train to see a long, lost love?  Or were they traveling simply for the enjoyment of exploring vast and never-ending countryside?  In addition, similar to the Queen Mary during WWII, Union station was used for heavy troop movement.

The next post will feature some absolutely incredible buildings.  I shall give you a hint:  one of them was prominently featured in a movie, and we had the opportunity to take a tour! Another has quite the history of a famous actress haunting the halls!  Oh what fun! Ah, I see the train to the next post is arriving soon; I better get aboard!

Dining with Donald

Donald on dining in and out

Platform Number 4

Becky Ross Michael: an author's blog

An Unexpected Muse

writing ... after parkinson's

SouthernBlondeChic

"Pour Your Passion To Find Joy In The Journey"

Art by Rob Goldstein

There is no common truth, but there are facts.

BlogBimmel

Aktuelles - Vordergründiges - Hintergründiges - Unergründliches - Dumm Tüch - Fotos

Crow On The Wire

Poetry and Stories by Mark Tulin

BrewNSpew

Coffee-break Scuttlebutt

Cats in the Cradle Blog

Reviews, Giveaways, and More!

%d bloggers like this: