Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Stroll: Union Station, Los Angeles

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It's kind of frustrating living in Southern California. Because most older architecture is long gone.

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But there is one place where you can get a feel for days past. Not too far past but for Los Angeles, this is part of history.

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Definitely was worth going to see last year. I was surprised and amazed at all the architectural details. Want to see more?



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While over the years things have been added for convenience or safety or trying to make some money, one can still see the beauty that was put in place at Los Angeles' main train station.

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Most of the old train stations in Southern California are gone.

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It's sad to think of all the interesting historical architecture that has been lost.

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But at least you can visit this one and see a piece of history here.

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Even down to some of the older seating.

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Best part was a side wing that was closed off to the public.

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Built in 1939 Union Station isn't old compared to a lot of places elsewhere. But for Southern California it is something worth seeing. The Los Angeles Conservancy does have walking tours which if I was visiting the area might be worth trying.
Information is here about the walking tour.

Union Station is across the street from Olvera Street which has more interesting architecture and restaurants with pretty good Mexican food. 

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2 comments:

  1. What a lovely art deco building!

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  2. Hey Caerbannog, yes it is. I didn't think to check out what it was like inside before going so it was a nice surprise that they have kept it this way. Definitely something worth seeing that I don't think most people go to see when in Los Angeles.

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