Washington DC, Union Station

During my travel to the State, I paid the capital city a short visit and Union Station was the first place I set my foot on.  Being overwhelming by its unique beauty, I took some snapshots ...

 
It was a beautiful sunny day with great natural lighting. Just perfect for some snapshots appreciated the elegance of the building's neoclassical architecture.

It was a beautiful sunny day with great natural lighting. Just perfect for some snapshots appreciated the elegance of the building's neoclassical architecture.

 
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The Union Station was designed in the Beaux-Arts style and meant to mimic the  Roman Baths of Caraculla and Diocletian .

The Union Station was designed in the Beaux-Arts style and meant to mimic the Roman Baths of Caraculla and Diocletian.

 

I was told that much of its original beauty was deteriorated due to accidental damage and poorly repairing but honestly, it still looks amazingly stunning for a station.

Next time you're traveling to the place, do me a favor ! Consider looking up and around for these marvelous white marble arches and columns. And of course, the high ceilings too. 

 
 
The vaulted ceilings were decorated with real 22k gold leaf.  

The vaulted ceilings were decorated with real 22k gold leaf.  

 

I have to say I don't mind being delayed in this splendorous station.

3 levels shopping and dining consists of hundreds of restaurants, retail stores, 

 
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I was just so thankful for my hate of being stuck in long-hour waiting at the airport that makes me choose an alternative transportation options - the train. Without it, I wouldn't have chance to visit this historic, elegant architectural landmark.