Friday, January 20, 2017
We traveled to Philadelphia on our way to DC for the Women's March. The Philadelphia 30th Street Station's design was influenced by the Northeast Corridor electrification that allowed trains to pass beneath the station without exposing passengers to soot as steam engines of earlier times had. The station had a number of innovative features, including a pneumatic tube system, an electronic intercom, and a reinforced roof with space for small aircraft to land, and contained a mortuary, a chapel and more than 3,000 square feet of hospital space.
Construction began in 1927 and the station opened in 1933, starting with two platform tracks. The vast waiting room is faced with travertine and the coffered ceiling is painted gold, red and cream. The building's exterior has columned porte-cocheres on the west and east facade, and shows a balance between classical and modern architectural styles.
We started out from Santa Fe and traveled some of the journey we did in September on our journey through "Georgia O'Keeffe Country&...
Having given Bernadette the jigsaw puzzle for Christmas we set about trying to complete it.
It seemed appropriate to use a reflection photo to begin my year and my 18 in 18 Here's the list: 1 One month at a time ...