Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tickets Please

This is the Great Hall inside Union Station which I showed you the outside yesterday. This is the ticket hallway and it is 250 ft long by 88 ft tall at its highest point. It is a spectacular space to enter and brings back the image of the old elegant days of rail travel.

19 comments:

Karen S. said...

I wish I could say we still had these where I live! They have refurbished many like in St. Louis, Mo. it certainly is a grand way to travel!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a lovely surprise Pat, so gorgeous inside. Would be a real pleasure to catch a train from here.

TexWisGirl said...

the roof looks like a honeycomb. :) or a waffle. :)

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

i have not been there in years. gorgeous surroundings. ( :

VP said...

So welcoming! Our railways stations are usually grand, but quite dirty...

Birdman said...

Union Station has to be the most popular name for a RR station in the world, or close. Does every city have one?

llandudnopictures said...

Magnificent!

Sharon Anck said...

What a grand hall. I love these places!

Gosia k said...

so spacious and great

William Kendall said...

The Great Hall is beautiful inside; I've always appreciated the architecture in there.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful interiors. It has the same style as the train station in Montreal I imagine.

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous. Almost like a palace! :-)

Andy said...

It the "old days" my mother took me on the train to Port Elgin for our summer vacation. Go figure... the tracks don't even go there any more. It is still a Grand Old Station.

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks more or less like it always did - very grand!

Revrunner said...

Looks very much like our own Union Station here in D.C.

Jack said...

It is beautiful, RedPat. It has elements of Washington's Union Station and New York's Grand Central Station.

Halcyon said...

I always loved walking through Union Station. So much to see there and it's so grand!

PS: Is the $27 fare from the airport one way? A cab is around $60 to town... if there are two of you, it's hardly worth it to take the train.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's a magical place! Whenever I've been there I've felt an enormous sense of awe.

Cloudia said...

Hear the echo!