Good morning, folks!
As promised, I wanted to share a little Union Station action with you this morning. This place is seriously cool—much cooler than I’d expect from a train station. With sweeping stair cases, stately columns and soaring vaulted ceilings, it’s pretty impressive!
But let’s take another look at those vaulted ceilings, shall we?
I read on a placard that they used more than 70 pounds of gold leafing to restore the ceiling and alcoves. The picture doesn’t do it justice.
Since I was at the station for a layover of sorts in my day of travel, I set up shop in the Main Hall to work.
This isn’t a bad view to have if you have to work on the go.
I made sure to have some snacks, too. Which I photographed after I finished them, naturally. Who doesn’t want to see my trash?
They also put a helpful sign on the bench I sat on.
You’re welcome, Union Station.
Unfortunately, my computer ran out of juice, and I had to relocate to the gate near my train to find an outlet. Not nearly as glamorous ie., no pictures.
But I did get myself a delicious lunch to go from the Corner Bakery.
I waited until I got on the train to eat it so I didn’t have to scarf it off of my lap, but it was pretty tasty. And I am obsessed with their cinnamon raison crisp bread that they serve with everything. Crunchy and sweet, with sugar crystals on top—what’s not to love? YUM!
So even though I didn’t get to fully enjoy Union Station because of the whole work thing, I did my best! It’s always nice to sneak in a little fun when I’m traveling for work.
Have you ever traveled somewhere and found it to be unexpectedly cool?