Friday, May 16, 2014

Allegory

Allegorical Window In Union Station 4

We move inside Union Station. It was the world's largest and busiest passenger rail station when it opened in 1894. (Not any more! Ever been to Sinjuku in Tokyo?) This stained glass window is over the main street entrance. It is an allegory of the American railways with San Francisco on the laft, New York on the right and St. Louis in the middle. 

The Great Hall has been transformed in a recent renovation (not that it was bad before). More about that tomorrow.

I got some time to walk around downtown Indy at lunchtime today and I was impressed. Modern, attractive and with many facilities. It's the center of Indiana state government and that seems to provide a steady economic anchor.                                 

7 comments:

Olivier said...

les stations de train, les nouvelles cathédrales modernes ? ;)) ce vitrail est superbe

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

José Mendonça said...

Amazingly beautiful piece of Art Nouveau!

cieldequimper said...

Nice. I'd rather avoid Tokyo at rush hour thanks. Paris is quite enough for me.

Sharon Anck said...

I love that window!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful stained glass!

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice art it is.