Washington DC

Union Station

Tour buses in front of Union Station in Washington D.C.

One of the nation’s busiest train stations is only a few blocks from the law school

Union Station is a historic train station and shopping mall. The dramatic architecture and statues around the building give it a casino-like quality, but it’s usually a much cheaper visit.

A palm room inside of Union Station in Washington D.C.

A palm room inside of Union Station in Washington D.C.

The interior of Union Station in Washington D.C.

The interior of Union Station in Washington D.C.

Union Station in Washington D.C.

Union Station in Washington D.C.

The front of Union Station in Washington D.C.

The front of Union Station in Washington D.C.

A sculpture at Union Station in Washington D.C.

A sculpture at Union Station in Washington D.C.

The outside of Union Station in Washington D.C.

The outside of Union Station in Washington D.C.

Union Station is a favorite lunch spot of mine.

The station is only a 10 minute walk from the law center, but far enough that I don’t have to worry about running into classmates while face-deep in food of questionable nutritional value.

Union Station is also a highly convenient place to buy emergency clothes — I’ve already dashed over to buy a tie for a suit during my lunch break.

During orientation, Georgetown’s head of security discouraged us from using Union Station at night, and I quickly understood why. Immediately outside of the station are panhandlers and an open-air drug market. There are also plenty of security guards around during the day, but I don’t want to find out what it’s like at night.

Daytime lunch and tie-buying trips will have to suffice for now.

Tour buses in front of Union Station in Washington D.C.

Tour buses in front of Union Station in Washington D.C.

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