Sunday, September 30, 2012

Old Oakland Railroad Station

Had the wonderful opportunity to visit a brief opening to the public of this relic that dates back to the early days of the 20th century when people rode a railroad train across the country to bring them California forever not just a brief vacation. 
This building was referred to as the Ellis Island of West where so many folks transplanted themselves into the far west of this country.
Possessing historical beauty this terminal has gone to seed a bit.  Highlighting this was the requirement to sign a waiver before entering, implying that there was some structural risk inherent in this long ago abandoned terminal. 
Never felt like I was in danger but I would not be inside those marble halls during an earthquake. 

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