I took this photo last Saturday, on my way down to Orange County to see the greatest Sondheim appearance that never happened. It’s a shot of the main hallway connecting to the rail platforms at Los Angeles’ Union Station, which is one of my favoite people-watching places. It’s also one of L.A.’s great architectural historical monuments… and the site of historic racist removal of L.A.’s Chinatown, which was forcibly evicted/displaced to make way for the station. I was really happy to see such crowds, on a Saturday afternoon.
Union Station, and some surrounding land, was recently acquired by L.A.’s Metro, for new Transit Oriented Development. For more Union Station reading, check out these two L.A. Streetsblog articles: Dan Koeppel’s A Bitter Ode to Union Station and my New Twist Enlivens Old Station.