Photography 101: Landmark (Union Station)


 

Union Station Hotel Nashville

Union Station Hotel Nashville

Today’s Photography 101 assignment (Landmark) has a story. As I thought about it from early this morning, I wanted to show the world a Nashville Landmark not as recognizable as the Country Music Hall of Fame or downtown Broadway, but with such rich history and beauty that I had to photograph it (again!).

The adventure that should’ve taken about a 15 minute car ride to downtown Nashville and maybe another 10 minutes to photograph became almost a 90 minute trip because of Nashville’s Veteran’s Day parade. And all just for you! Now don’t you feel special. 😉

I present to you the Union Station Hotel. In order to embrace not only the beauty of this building, but its history allow me to give you a brief (trust me, it’s brief) history of this building and its significance to Nashville.

From Wikipedia: Nashville’s Union Station is a former railroad terminal opened in 1900 to serve the passenger operations of the eight railroads then providing passenger service to Nashville, Tennessee. Built just to the west of the downtown area, its design placed it to the east and above a natural railroad cut through which most of the tracks of the area were routed which was spanned by a viaduct adjacent to the station. The station was also served by streetcars prior to their discontinuance in Nashville in 1941.

Enjoy the pictures and thanks for stopping by!

Veteran's Day parade about to start - Union Station Hotel Nashville in the background

Veteran’s Day parade about to start – Union Station Hotel Nashville in the background

Fall is in the air...Union Station Hotel Nashville

Fall is in the air…Union Station Hotel Nashville

Valet parking waiting area - Union Station Hotel Nashville

Valet parking waiting area – Union Station Hotel Nashville

Magnificent entrance - Union Station Hotel Nashville

Magnificent entrance – Union Station Hotel Nashville

Welcome to Union Station Hotel Nashville

Welcome to Union Station Hotel Nashville

Railroad schedule still hangs on the wall behind the lobby - Union Station Hotel Nashville

Railroad schedule still hangs on the wall behind the lobby – Union Station Hotel Nashville

View from the 5th floor - Union Station Hotel Nashville

View from the 5th floor – Union Station Hotel Nashville

View from the 3rd floor (lobby) - Union Station Hotel Nashville

View from the 3rd floor (lobby) – Union Station Hotel Nashville

Fireplace serves as a focal point in this room. - Union Station Hotel Nashville

Fireplace serves as a focal point in this room. – Union Station Hotel Nashville

 

 

10 Comments

  1. thebluespade says:

    Your approach to the Photo 101 assignment “landmark” is refreshing and compelling. This has me wanting to go visit and tour. Noted this post’s introductory to Union Station Hotel Nashville. I’ll be taking a comparable approach with when filing my “landmark” post.

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  2. Pingback: Photography 101: Architecture | Edible Reflections

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