Just Above Sunset
August 21, 2005 - Union Station, Los Angeles

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Union Station, built in 1939 for the Union Pacific, the Southern Pacific, and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe - considered to be "The last of America's great rail stations."  Designed by the father and son team of John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson.  Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival, Streamline Modern, mixed - add some Moorish and Aztec details, and travertine marble.  You've seen it in many movies.  Photos from Tuesday, August 16, 2005.

A photo album of twenty-eight shots here, including shots of one of the many locomotives here built by my friends in London, Ontario.  Almost all the Los Angeles Metrolink locomotives were built there.


         The front door, so to speak...

Union Station, Los Angeles

Beside the front door, the clock tower (think Hitchcock) -

Union Station, Los Angeles

Arched windows with symbols ... 

Union Station, Los Angeles

Enter and buy your tickets...

Union Station - Enter and buy your tickets...

The old restaurant - architect Mary Colter   

Union Station, Los Angeles - Restaurant

Union Station, Los Angeles - Restaurant

Union Station, Los Angeles - Restaurant

Empty Spaces 

Union Station, Los Angeles

One of those Canadian locomotives from GMLG ...

One of those Canadian locomotives...

Union Station, Los Angeles

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These were shot with a Nikon D70 – lens AF-5 Nikor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED or AF Nikor 70-300mm telephoto.

They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0



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