Union Station, a D.C. Architectural Landmark October 28, 2011

I hope you enjoy architectural history as much as I do, because today we’re taking a quick peek at Union Station, in Washington D.C. This morning, we took the train from D.C. To NYC, which by the way, is a great travel option.

I had never been to Union Station, and was in awe of the place! This is a true national treasure, that is owned/managed by Amtrak. I figure that Amtrak could get on budget if they sold this amazing piece of property.

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The station was built in 1908 and was refurbished in the eighties. Isn’t it stunning?

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20111028-214913.jpg How about enjoying a little refreshment, in the cafe upstairs? Can you just imagine this place fifty or a hundred years ago? If these walls could talk!

20111028-215108.jpg These marble floors go on forever. I love them!

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Downstairs, are restaurants, shops and gates to the different trains. All aboard!

Happy trails!

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5 Comments

  1. Eileen Hayes on October 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    What fun you are having? I wish I was with you and Mr Wonderful.

    • Barbara Bussey on October 29, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      It’s hard to not have fun here, eh? Although the weather is hindering our adventures today!

  2. Debbie Kick on October 29, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Great photos. I hope you enjoy snow, I hear there is a lot in NYC. Thanks for sharing your trip, and enjoy your visit with Betsy! Can’t wait to hear about your lunch in the Capitol.

  3. Confessions of a Plate Addict on October 30, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Fabulous architecture! Hope you are having a great weekend!…hugs…Debbie

    • Barbara Bussey on October 30, 2011 at 3:26 pm

      Hi Debbie and thanks for saying “hi”! I love the old landmarks. I don’t think our generation of architects is leaving anything nearly as interesting, for future generations to enjoy. I hope I’m wrong!

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