Sunday, September 28, 2014

Rio Grande Depot, Salt Lake City Utah.



This very classic city train station in Salt Lake City was built in 1910. A beautiful structure, it now houses Utah's state historical offices, the Utah History Center and the Rio Grande Cafe.

The station is probably also emblematic, in some ways, of the decline in passenger rail service.  Only a few blocks off of downtown, the neighborhood can be a rough one at certain times of the day and the presence of police cars in these photographs isn't accidental, a there is a City of Salt Lake police station very near by.  Early in the morning large crowds of the homeless gather as a Catholic relief mission just across the street.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

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