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Los Angeles Union Station, color enhanced photographs

Los Angeles Union Station, color enhanced photographs

Los Angeles Union Station opened in May 1939 and is known as the “Last of the Great Railway Stations” built in the United States.

The grand building is still used as a major Southern California transportation hub with long-distance, regional, and commuter trains and several Metro Rail subway and light rail lines.

A group of architects led by John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson combined several architectural styles: Dutch Colonial Revival, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne.


The Parkinsons designed many other landmark buildings in Los Angeles, including Los Angeles City Hall, Bullocks Wilshire, and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.


Los Angeles Union Station is one of my favorite buildings to photograph. The color enhanced photographs below are just a sampling of the treasures to be found and enjoyed.


Main entrance



Union Station Information Desk, main entrance

“Track 4, Platform A” sign


Tracks below Union Station


Arch over a doorway in the main lobby


Arrivals sign, main lobby


Ceiling with chandeliers


Harvey House Restaurant at Union Station


Stairwell, colorized photograph


Passageway to Trains, Bus Plaza, and Union Station East


Traxx Restaurant, main lobby


Original ticketing area

Women’s restroom


Entrance to Metro Red Line


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More Photocollages by Andrea Reider

More Photocollages by Andrea Reider

Some more selections from my Instagram collages.


Hollywood motel and a lion ornament from a building on Doheny in Beverly Hills


Los Angeles Union Station





Rush hour in West Hollywood with a sign from a downtown Los Angeles theatre below


Mystery woman hidden behind a collaged veil




The Chester Williams Blvd. awning in downtown Los Angeles and an old Arts District building with Hewitt Husky hanging out the window


Arts District graffiti and me with my camera in the James Oviatt Building in downtown Los Angeles




Santa Monica beach seagull atop the West Hollywood landmark building, Sunset Tower Hotel


West Hollywood hummingbird racing toward a surfer on Venice Beach


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Los Angeles Photographs

Los Angeles Photographs

Hope you enjoy some of my new photographs from Los Angeles!



Angelino Heights with downtown Los Angeles highrises in the background.



A new take on my photo of the old May Company building on the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire. Also known as LACMA West, the building is now under renovation.



Entrance to the Metro Red Line at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.


I made this print at LACMA, the art museum. It was a three-hour print-making class which passed rather slowly for me, but that’s just me. We were given photographs and asked to make cut-outs and paint over with spray paint. Was fun in retrospect, and I learned some new techniques. I just get nervous when there’s no computer around.

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My Top 15 Favorite Photographs of Los Angeles

My Top 15 Favorite Photographs of Los Angeles

I’ve been photographing historic landmark buildings and sites in Los Angeles for three years now. These are some of my favorites!


  1. Angels Flight Railway in Bunker Hill, downtown Los Angeles


2. Downtown skyscrapers above graffiti-filled buildings in the Arts District, downtown Los Angeles


3. Telephone booth in the Arts District, downtown Los Angeles


4. Multi-colored umbrella on the ocean beach in Santa Monica


5. Bullocks Wilshire,  once a famed department store, now a Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles.


6. Walt Disney Concert Hall, downtown Los Angeles


7. The Eastern Columbia building, downtown Los Angeles


8. The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Now closed, but will reopen in another location.


9. Looking up at the elevator at The Bradbury Building, downtown Los Angeles


10. The landmark Capitol Records Building in Hollywod


11. Looking at the Walt Disney Concert Hall through the halls of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown Los Angeles


12. The Wilshire Ebell Theatre, site of many historic performances,Los Angeles


13. The Los Angeles Times Building, downtown Los Angeles


14. Los Angeles City Hall, downtown Los Angeles


15. The front entrance to Los Angeles Union Station, downtown Los Angeles


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