Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Great Hall Of Union Station: More Architectural Details

Union Station Great Hall 5

These photos give a good idea of how the nearly-identical ends of the barrel vault are designed. I like the standing classical figures on the balcony with their lantern, balancing the arch full of their sisters above. But imagine what their arms must feel like after doing this for 116 years! One of these days I have to go back and take some shots from those balconies.

When doing a little more research online, I found that Union Station was once the largest and busiest train station in the world. All things must pass.

Along The MississippiToday's post on Downtown St. Louis 365 considers the transformation
of a local landmark into scrap.

Union Station Great Hall 7

Union Station Great Hall 6


brattcat said...

what a great series. i, too, ache for those elegant lantern holding arms.

Regina K said...

Union Station is one of my favorites.
Great photos

Sharon said...

I had forgotten about those lamps and I loved them so much. Gosh, you've brought back a lot of great memories.

cieldequimper said...

They look like a beautiful pair of earrings. The place is so empty.

Lloyd said...

Great architectural design.
Very elegant place.

Thanks for sharing this place to us.

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