Sunday/ King Street Station is new again

I had time on Sunday to swing by King Street station just south of downtown Seattle.  The station was originally constructed in 1906 but recently renovated inside and out.  Wikipedia says it has Italianate architecture and Beaux-Arts architecture (OK! so now I know what that looks like as well).  The station is a stop on the Amtrak Cascades route that runs along the Cascade Mountains on its east, up from Eugene, Oregon to Vancouver in Canada.

Amtrak Cascades
Amtrak’s Cascades route is named for the mountain range on its east (when the train runs northbound).
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King Street Station with the Amtrak track that brings the trains to it. Downtown Seattle is in the background.
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A closer look. I love the copper trim on the awning.
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This ceiling is upstairs, when one has entered through the main doors on Jackson street.
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The main waiting room. The Amtrak train has actually just arrived from the south. It stops only for a few minutes, so I was too late to run outside and catch a better glimpse of it!
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A beautiful inside corner with doors going to the streets and taxi stand.
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A close look at the lamp fixtures and little mosaic tile trim on the wall.
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This is the pedestrian overpass with the Amtrak track coming in from the south. Century Link field is home to the Seahawks (football team).
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More plate cut-out artwork on the pedestrian overpass, showing the connection Seattle has with Japan.

 

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