Friday, April 25, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Union Station Hotel


When Union Station opened in 1900, it served as Nashville's railroad station. In 1986, the restored building opened as a hotel, which it remains today. This is the back of the hotel, looking north. To the left of the hotel, you can see railroad tracks which remain in use today. Union Station is a National Historic Landmark, so designated in 1977.

Although I took this photo some time ago, the skies over the past few days have been just like the sky in this photo: bright blue dotted with fluffy white clouds. Unfortunately, we're about to experience grey skies and rain over the weekend. :-(

Tomorrow: Tax-free Tennessee

27 comments:

Pretty Life Online said...

Fantastic catch for SWF! mine's up too, hope you can drop by. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Champ Townboy said...

Great shot of a beautiful building!!

Carletta said...

Building looks so magestic! I love those kind of skies!

quintarantino said...

Imponente e expressivo!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Tax Free Tennessee! I couldn't help but see that. You know I gotta come back to read that post. LOL.

I like your historic railroad station and its sky. Such a nice photo.



I kind of ache this morning because I was up and down and crawling around and bending over and watering and digging holes and running the little tractor just to plant about 6 plants or flowers. But I think they looked nice and should look great in a few weeks. I enjoyed your blog and think you made a wise choice for Sky Watch Friday.

imac said...

Great building with a great sky.

come see mine and the goat man too.

Jim said...

Nice looking hotel. Did all cities name the trains station Union Station? I guess it could be for UP RR.

Clueless in boston said...

Great looking building and I'm glad it was saved from the wrecking ball. So many old railroad stations are gone. I would love to stay in that hotel, being a little bit of a train buff myself.

Hope your arm is getting better. Have a great weekend.

Halcyon said...

What a lovely hotel! I'd love to stay there sometime.

I think we're getting some rain this weekend too. The sky was grey and misty this morning. My garden will be happy for it though!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi again Chris
I do not cre when pictures are taken.
This is a great shot of the hotal and the railroad.... I can only imagine the folks who have stayed there and traveled those lines.
Great Sky Watch
Tom

Daniel J Santos said...

interesting and a beautiful building.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great photo i love old stations they have so much character
and style.

Rambling Round said...

What a wonderful old building. Glad it is still around.

Hyde DP said...

You get that arm of yours right now you hear me.

Petunia said...

Nice! And what a beautiful hotel. Great shot!
Petunia's SWF

babooshka said...

Poor you. Hope the arm isn't too painful.

Older buliding just need a little love nad attention.Pretty Photo.

Hope the arm heals soon

Felicia said...

Hi Chris, Cool photo! Both of my arms are ok, but it hasn't helped me find time to visit everyone's blogs - thanks for visiting mine! Hope you heal up soon.

John said...

What a lovely hotel!

Lady Di Tn said...

Chris
Great picture of the Union Station. If your reader would like to see some of the pictures I took when we had Art Venture Lunch in November at the US, they need to check out Kitty Justice post of 11-18=07 and 11-26-07. I love reading your blog but do not comment daily.
Peace and hope the arm is better.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a great shot. Quite a building. There are many Union Stations up this way. I wonder why. Do you know?

Neva said...

It's a great photo...it has been raining here off and on all day....very warm though.....60's....but...I don't get too excited as the weather forecast calls for snow on Monday....sigh.
I forgot about your injury!!! I hope all is going well! thanks for keeping up with me!I haven't been posting so much on World..but I will catch up!

smilnsigh said...

Those clouds look almost unreal, they are so beautiful.

And that building makes a lovely looking hotel. So glad it was put to new use, after its original purpose was over. It's lovely.

And don't worry about making comments, when you are "up against it" with your arm in a sling!!

Mari-Nanci
Photos-City-Mine
Smilnsigh

magiceye said...

makes a beautiful picture!

Hope your arm is getting fit for some arm wrestling :)

GMG said...

Hi Chris! So busy you are that you didn’t even notice that I was absent for a while... ;)) Anyhow, I missed your posts and comments, so I’m trying to catch up what I can!
The hotel looks great, but the railways on the side don't seem that exciting... ;) Loved to see the Germantown series! And you look great (though serious) in the Vegas pictures [sorry to disagree: always thought Vegas is a complete nonsense... ;)))]
Hope you have a great weekend!
Blogtrotter

Jilly said...

It's a beautiful building. I suppose it rattles when the trains go by?

Hope you are getting to feel better now, Chris. It's taking a long time, isn't it?

brian said...

the rain passed through here, so i'm sure it's almost or already there =( very nice photo, the sky is beautiful in it!

Southern Heart said...

Very pretty photo...I've always loved that building.

I hope that you're doing better, and that all is well with you!