Union Station – On The U.S. National Register Of Historic Places

And, rightfully so- “(Union Station, Worcester, MA) was originally built in 1911 during the heyday of railroading in the United States as a replacement for the previous one of 1875. It was abandoned in 1975 and fell into disrepair. It was acquired by the Worcester Redevelopment Authority and completely renovated at a cost of $32 million under the leadership of former Mayor Raymond Mariano. The renovated station opened in July 2000.”- Wikipedia

Finding scenic spots and historical landmarks in the area can be a bit of a challenge. Especially daunting is finding a spot that I have yet to visit. Which is maybe in part why I keep coming back to this beautiful train station.  Structurally elegant, yet highly utilitarian, it serves thousands of passengers daily, while looking fresh and timeless.

Venues like this offer so much contrast, texture, and geometry to photograph. You can occasionally get lucky, as I did on another day, and get some very fast-moving trains, and try some slower shutter speeds for panning, and conveying a sense of motion. Maybe another blog entry, for another day. And yet more scanning.

A few scenes, taken with the Nikon FE-2, and TriX, which seems to lend itself so nicely to the subject-

The view from the platform.

The view from the platform.

All aboard!

All aboard!

Exquisite stained glass decorates the ceiling and interior throughout.

Exquisite stained glass decorates the ceiling and interior throughout.

Even staircases were lovingly restored, following original design.

Even staircases were lovingly restored, following original design.

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