Awaiting for the Train
The use of space in the picture exhibited in this magnet souvenir from United States is quite alluring. You can really feel what the architects were going for when they designed the pretty well known Santa Fe Train Station. For instance, there is of course an unmistakable mission aesthetic that pays tribute to the Southwest culture that the station sits in.
One can also admire the use of contrasts to bring definition to the proceedings. The sky and the interior of this structure are a great example of this as the sky looks so bright and full of promise, and the shaded parts of the station look ominous and invite notions of people trying to catch some cool air while awaiting for their train.
The Station in Details
The station serves the local community as it takes passengers around downtown Santa Fe and nearby neighborhoods. It also serves tourist train that takes visitors to to the most emblematic sites in the city. At the station, travelers can buy maps, and souvenirs at the convenient gift shop.
The station is located in a renovated section of Santa Fe which is known as the Railyard, on Guadalupe Street. In this neighborhood, locales and visitors can shop at the farmer's market, the kids can play at the park and young people can hang out at a youth center. Old people talk about the times when they could travel to other cities and states by train. The trip created a peculiar culture that favored perhaps a lifestyle at a slower pace. Waiting for the train at the station doesn't compare to waiting the bus at the bus depot. Those times were over when the highways were preferred as main means of communication and the car and the bus replaced the train. All in all, this is great travel souvenir to take back home.