Thursday, August 29, 2013

Waiting In The Waiting Room

This is Hoboken Terminal, the train station located on the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey.  Over 50,000 people use this terminal daily.
Built in 1907 by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad it's listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.
The copper exterior has a beautiful green patina from years exposed to the elements.  The station was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy and is currently undergoing renovations. 
You can see the beautiful green color at the top of the main entrance, where the date is prominently displayed.
The stained glass ceiling, considered aesthetically one of the finest in the United States, was made by Louis Comfort Tiffany.  A Tiffany ceiling in a train station!
The grand double staircase (which was closed) leading to the upper-level ferry concourse, has decorative cast-iron railings.
The clock in the window from the interior of the terminal. 
A place to quench your thirst.
Another shot of the beautiful ceiling.  I wish the light were shining through but it appeared as if the renovations had the area above the glass blocked off.  There was quite a bit of scaffolding and several closed off areas draped with tarps around the station floor.
The exit to the train platforms.  I love the glass above the doors and that they say "To Trains".  The glass globes on the lights and the limestone walls were just so elegant and old fashioned.  I loved this station.
I didn't feel like bicycling back so we took the train back to Secaucus.  A lot of people in this station had bikes and just outside they had plenty of bike racks, most of which were full.  We walked our bikes through and onto the train.

Two tickets back to Secaucus, $5.50.

Well worth it.

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2012: Waiting Out Our Mistake
2011: A Brilliant Island Adventure
2010: It’s Getting So Much Easier These Days To Spot Idiots
2009: Scenes From Motor City
2008: Eddie Mad Hatter Friday
2007: What A Grape Idea!
2006: You Couldn’t Pay Me Enough
2005: Due Amici Designs

1 comment:

Scott said...

Place looks nice and not too busy on the weekend.