Gare de l'Est

Gare de l'Est resembles the Belle Époque generation of train stations, 
and the west wing is the original building of 1847.   
An interesting note: On October 4, 1883, 
the Gare de l'Est saw the first departure 
of the Orient Express bound for Istanbul.

On this day I was not venturing nearly that far, 
but there is nothing quite so pleasant as traveling by train.

Gare de l'Est
Place du 11 novembre 1918
75010, Paris