The Union Station in Los Angeles
Union Station Los Angeles

The Union Station in Los Angeles

Union Station downtown Los Angeles is the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western US. It opened in May 1939 as the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal and replaced La Grande Station and Central Station. The building combines Dutch Colonial Revival architecture as well as Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne style. Quite a nice combination if you ask me.
This building lets one forget time and you have the feeling you are in an old movie. Perfect combination if you go to see downtown Los Angeles and have a bit time to spare. It is just across the road from Rómulo Pico Adobe, La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles and the Avila Adobe.

Union Station Los Angeles
Compared to New York that is a really small station. But they do not have that much traffic so it is still working quite well.

Union Station Los Angeles
On either side of the waiting room you find enclosed garden patios.

Waiting Room Union Station Los Angeles
The waiting room – a nice place to kill some time till your train gets in. The ceiling looks like wood it is actually made of steel.

Waiting Room Union Station Los Angeles

Waiting Room Union Station Los Angeles

Wetsel's Bretsels Union Station Los Angeles
Wetsel’s Bretsels

Waiting Room Union Station Los Angeles
Big and really comfortable – you do feel like you are in an old black and white movie.

Ticket Lobby Union Station Los Angeles

The old Ticket Lobby with the ticket counter on right. There used to be a drinking fountain in the niche at the end of the hall

Waiting Room Union Station Los Angeles
Yes they still work here

The old Restaurant at Union Station Los Angeles
The old Restaurant was the last of the “Harvey House” restaurants. It is closed since a long time now.

Steel Roof Union Station Los Angeles

Floor Detail Union Station Los Angeles
The central strip of the floor is made from tera cotta tiles with inlaid marble and travertine.

Floor Detail Union Station Los Angeles

Lights Union Station Los Angeles

Clock Union Station Los Angeles

Entrance Union Station Los Angeles

Marc Hastenteufel

I like to travel and i like to snap pictures! My mother got me a Eurorail ticket when i was 15 and together with 2 friends we adventured into France. This was the beginning of a new addiction. I do like to take pictures so one thing leads to another and on this site i want to share some of my pictures and some of my trips with you! Now i am on the road for more than 6 months every year. Visiting old friends and making new friends while exploring this big blue ball.

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