Tag: train travel

Glory Days of Train Travel: Union Station, Los Angeles

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!

Bridgette Tales

Everybody has a story. Here's a little of mine.

Bonjour From Brittany

Celebrating what makes Brittany unique

Dawn Pisturino's Blog

My Writing Journey

Micro of the Macro

Recognizing & appreciating our oneness with Nature

Vova Zinger's Photoblog

The world around through my camera's lens

JJJ Interactive Books

Books and Poetry

100 Country Trek

Travelling is my joy of living. Sit back relax and come with me.

Jennifer's Journal

Website & Blog of J. Kelland Perry, Author

Everyday Lillie

Food, DIY, Canadian Travel, Conversations

%d bloggers like this: