Monday, April 27, 2009

My World Tuesday - Union Street Station in Washington DC

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I recently found these photos from when we picked up an Aunt of Gregg's who was arriving at Union Street Station. They were taken a few years ago with an old camera and were actual photos I scanned, so they are not particularly sharp. Click here to learn more about its history.

Gregg and his Dad are crossing the street over to the railway station.

Statues on the building outside and inside.


The rest are photos taken on our walk back to the car. Below the police were on several street corners because there was a bicycle race going on.



23 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Denise!
Fantastic series of pictures with so lovely sculptures and nice composition for these shots!
This Station is really beautiful!
Léia

Steve B said...

These are great images, Denise. Very beautiful, indeed.

Diane C. said...

Seems like you often find fascinating sculptures or artwork wherever you go. The Union Street Station building itself is beautiful also.

Janie said...

An impressive building with lovely architecture and statues.

Pacey said...

Could be mistaken for a church, the structures are just impressive especially the interior. :)

T and S said...

Beautiful series of images. I like the image of the station is the best

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I adore these pictures. All of them. I guess they were made on film and then scanned. There is something very different and deep about them.
Thanks for sharing.

chrome3d said...

It´s so great to see the same statues on the inside and outside. The golden arch of the hall inside is just magnificent.

jeannette stgermain said...

This is a regal building for a Union Station! Wish we had one like that in L.A.!

Cloudia said...

Now the last time I was at Union Station (1986) I was taken out in hand cuffs!

My travel companion had a large bag of contraband with him. I was eventually sorted out of the case...thank goodness, but not before my NAME appeared in the Washington Post!
No wonder the pictures made me a bit nervous!!!
Aloha ha ha!

Ebie said...

Lovely photos. The statues are so exquisite and the interior is beautiful too.

Jenn said...

That is a very beautiful railway station. Wish I could say the same over at my part of the word. :-)

diane said...

What a grand old building/station.Thank you for taking me on the trip to Union Street station. I loved the sculptures.

Erin said...

i so love union station...such a grand building. enjoyed your photos.

we visited there a couple times. have you had a chance to visit the postal museum nearby? it is very interesting.

hugs

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice photos. I also enjoyed the sculptures on the building.

Mamapippa said...

It's so interesting to see other parts of the world !
Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice day !

Tarolino said...

What a wonderful building. Both inside and out. The photos would have been nice to see larger but of course that is not possible with scanned photos. especially the one with all those flower pots intriged me. Still for scanned photos I thought they were remarcably good quality.

Babooshka said...

I can't believe how empty the top shot is. Real sense of history and beauty again.

W. Latane Barton said...

I've pulled into Union Station many times (when the train I was on stopped there) but I never had time to get out and take a look. Shucks.

Mary said...

Old railroad stations always seem to have such wonderful archetecture. Beautiful place!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots! These old buildings are the architecture are just beautiful to me. Reminds me of our Union Station in downtown L.A.

George said...

Union Station is beautiful and I think your pictures did it justice. I'd gladly view more scanned pictures like this.

Denise said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments.