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Photo of the Day ~ General Category ~ March 02, 2009

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One of the World's Largest
by Diane Kroupa (Diane) 
Canon EOS 40-D
St. Louis, Missouri
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
St. Louis Union Station, a National Historic Landmark, is a former passenger train terminal in St. Louis, Missouri. Once the world's largest and busiest train station, it was converted in the early 1980s into a luxury hotel, shopping center and entertainment complex. Today, it is one of the city's major tourist attractions. The station opened on September 1, 1894, It featured a gold-leafed Grand Hall, Romanesque arches, a 65-foot (20 m) barrel-vaulted ceiling and stained-glass windows.

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susie peek-swint commented on March 02, 2009 04:29:
Interesting building Diane ~ great capture and effects... congrats on POTD!
Doug Havens commented on March 02, 2009 06:10:
Very nice photo. Congrats!
Linn Smith commented on March 02, 2009 08:54:
Thank you for the description of this grand station...a beautiful landmark and wonderful how it is preserved and lives on...a wonderful photograph! Congratulations on your win today!
Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on March 02, 2009 20:22:
Wonderful framing, detail & lighting in this fascinating landmark. I really enjoyed & appreciated your narrative as well. Congrats, Diane!
Robin-Lee Vieira commented on March 02, 2009 20:23:
Wonderful framing, tones and texture! I like the lighting as well..and the commentary about this lovely landmark! Congrats!!
ellen hodges commented on March 02, 2009 20:54:
Congrats on a great image, Diane!
Renee Harrell commented on March 03, 2009 07:53:
Congrats on your win , Diane! Nice "age" treatment on this. Very appropriate and right in line with your historical review!

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