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U is for Union Station: A Free to See #AtoZChallenge Post


The exterior of Union Station in Los Angeles, with tall arched openings for doors and windows
I'm living in southern California this year, and decided to use my exploration of the area as my focus for the #AtoZChallenge. I'm concentrating on free to see places, though I will include locations that require a parking fee. This is the twenty-first post in the series.

I decided I wanted to take public transportation when I went to visit Olvera Street, because I wanted to be sure to visit the historic Union Station. It is billed as "the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States." When I stepped inside, I felt like I was transported back in time. 

The arched walkways and beautifully tiled floors add a sense of opulence. 

The painted ceilings and the large round light fixtures in the cavernous waiting area draw the eye upward

The Art Deco style clock keeps passengers informed of the time

The large leather chairs in the waiting area look like they should be more comfortable than they actually are

A piano with a nearby sign that reads, "Step up & show us what you've got! All Players Welcome" is a delightful addition. I was very impressed with the local talent! Visit Union Station and hear a free concert!


  1. Union Station in Omaha, NE is a really fun museum too!

  2. Wow, it does look like a trip back in time.


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