Happy Friday! It’s one of my favorite days of the week. I am excited to share Field Trip Friday, Union Station Los Angeles today. Hubby and I spent most of the week down in California. We visited with his 89 year old dad and some of our grandkiddos.
While were were there we took a day trip to Union Station, Los Angeles and Olvera Street.
I was glad I had my camera for pictures of the grandkiddos. THEN when I saw the architecture of the building, I KNEW YOU needed to see it, too.
Let’s get started on Field Trip Friday, Union Station Los Angeles.
We took the metrolink from Santa Clarita to downtown L.A. None of us had ever ridden it, so we thought it might be fun.
We were right.
Once you head down closer to the actual city of Los Angeles, you can see the aged buildings, bridges, and areas.
I grew up in the L.A. basin, BUT haven’t been there in years. It was fun to kind of walk down memory lane.
Arriving at Union Station, is an adventure in and of itself.
We arrived mid day, and it was pretty empty.
BUT, we left once everyone got off work and it was FULL of people going all over Southern California.
See what I mean about the architecture?
It was built in the thirties with art/deco style.
I am enamored with the waiting area. Every seat is original.
Can you picture it in the 30s and 40s hustling and bustling?
The women in their dresses and heels, the men in their suits and hats.
This is the ticket purchasing area. It is not used for that anymore. You can reserve it for special events, such as wedding receptions.
Wouldn’t that be just amazing?
So much detail to every space.
As you walk out of the station, and cross the street you will enter Olvera Street.
You will be met with an enormous tree that has been there since Los Angeles became a city.
Did you know that Olvera Street was the FIRST street in L.A.?
That is what makes it so special.
The detail to the church right outside Olvera Street is filled with Mexican influence.
As you round the corner of the church, you are met with souvenir booths, carts, restaurants and more.
You will hear mariachi bands playing, people singing, smell the food cooking, and see vibrant colors everywhere.
Join me next week for Field Trip Friday to Olvera Street. I will give you a full tour of my favorite details and sights.
Until then, thanks for visiting today as I took you to Field Trip Friday, Union Station Los Angeles.
Make it a field trip Friday…
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