Union Station, Washington, D.C.
This morning we took the commuter train into Washington's Union Station. It's a train station in the grand old style. Really impressive!
We spent a bit of time looking around the station until the National Gallery of Art was scheduled to open. From around 10 until 3 we were inside the National Gallery, where we saw various exhibits and explored the recently renovated East Building including its rooftop terrace. That will be the subject of another post.
|Model train display for Christmas.|
|The station's food court.|
|The entrance, decorated with Christmas wreathes.|
The Capitol lit by morning and afternoon sunshine.
The sun shone beautifully all day until around 3:30, when it went behind a cloud. Above: morning sun from the esplanade (or whatever it's called) in front of the station.
|The capitol after the sun went behind a cloud. Soon afterwards, we took the train back to Virginia.|