Tag: Union Station

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!

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