August 29, 2010

Inside Union Terminal.

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(In Cincinnati.)

16 comments:

Dead Julius said...

Nice American flag drapped just like a big Nazi flag...

In a train station too... You know who liked trains? Nazis! Therefore...

Althouse is a FASCIST! Q.E.D. (Meade has too much connection to the earth to be called a fascist... he's just a FASCIST-LOVER!)

That station is amazing. So were the fountain sculptures. I wanna visit the city now. One thing on my to-see-in-Cincinnati list is the sculpture of the great Cincinnatus returning the fasces and returning to the plow... the fasces resembles an Uzi.

Irene said...

Terminal Cafe?

Death theme tonight.

edutcher said...

Nice to see they keep it up. Those old train stations have often been described as the cathedrals of the Industrial Age and we should show them more respect and appreciation.

I see Julie has been at the Chomsky and Zinn again.

Irene said...

Terminal Cafe?

Death theme tonight.


Maybe just cycles.

Irene said...

edutcher, well put.

Almost Ali said...

Even in Cincinnati, trains are still a traveler's greatest romance. In all the world there's not a single airport that can compete with this, or any, Union Station.

Dead Julius said...

I always think of Dangy Taggart when I'm inside an American train station, or when I see a photo of one...

Strangely, the train stations in the U.S. are usually sparkling clean, inspiring (mostly because of the echos of Ayn Rand), and empty.

In Europe they are crowded and dirty and you always wonder whether the tracks lead to Auschwitz.

Ralph L said...

Someone (very large) needs to ease up on the green eyeliner.

Palladian said...

"Althouse is a FASCIST! Q.E.D."

Cincinnati has a replica of the Capitoline She-wolf in Eden Park, presented to the city by none other than Benito Mussolini himself!

reader_iam said...

Union Terminal. Terminal Union.

There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray
love, remember: and there is pansies. that's for thoughts.


Of course, well before that, there was this (yes, it will be truncated--but, as Althouse herself argued in a bloggingheads appearance--taking things out of context has its own robustness):

Yet the unshaped use of it doth move
The hearers to collection; they aim at it,
And botch the words up fit to their own thoughts;
Which, as her winks, and nods, and gestures yield them,
Indeed would make one think there might be thought,
Though nothing sure, yet much unhappily.


For the sake of sweet stamping on nasty weeds and yearning shoots alike, what about all of that do you get and do you be so unable to gather?

alan markus said...

The colors in that second photo remind me of FiestaWare.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

It's no longer a train station. Now it houses museums--natural history and others. I'm glad they saved the building. It is beautiful. My one and only visit there was to take the George Washington (which went to Washington, DC) to Maysville, KY. That was nearly 40 years ago. I'd been on planes before (single engines) but had never been on a train.

Toy

Bryan C said...

A truly enlightened city would've torn this down and replaced it with a clean, modern starkly lit warren of underground tunnels. This also frees up valuable real-estate for bleak public plazas filled with blowing trash and broken bottles, the pride and joy of every forward-thinking city.

Ann Althouse said...

@Palladian Blogged that last year.

Ann Althouse said...

Oh! Ooops. Sorry. P linked already.

pst314 said...

"Meade has too much connection to the earth to be called a fascist"

Sure he can! Haven't you ever heard of "Blut und Boden"? :-D

Duncan said...

You should have posted an exterior photo of the terminal like this one:

http://www.benmautner.com/widerangle/unionterminal02.jpg

It's the best Art Deco railroad terminal in the world.