Yesterday, I made a trip out to Denver International Airport (DIA) on the new A-Line train. RTD were offering free rides for the opening day. There were crowds of people waiting at Union Station to take a ride out to the airport.
Waiting In Line For The Train
The new Fastracks trains are much larger than the light rail trains, with baggage racks and plenty of standing room. Of course, the train was filled to capacity with seated passengers, taking advantage of the free rides.
Inside The New Fastracks Train
The train pulls into the station under the new Westin hotel at DIA. This end of the line is spectacular. After emerging from the escalators, one arrives on the concourse at the south end of the airport buildings. I fitted a fisheye lens to capture the arch below the hotel and roof above the station below.
Fisheye View Over Station, DIA
Here is a view looking up at the cantilevered roof above the escalators, with the hotel in the background.
Looking Up At The Westin Hotel, DIA
The cantilevered roof is one of the key features at the airport that I managed to capture with the fisheye lens. One really needs to view this structure to appreciate the engineering that went into the roof.
Cantilevered Roof, DIA
This is another view under the roof. The hotel has a lounge above the concourse. I like the color contrast of the yellow interior lights against the blue of the window glass in this image.
Under The Cantilevered Roof, DIA
With all the people who made the trip to DIA, there was a lot of waiting in line for the return train. I took advantage of the waiting time to make some more images. By this time, blue hour had arrived. In this image, we can see the reflections of the DIA tent roofing in the deep blue of the hotel windows.
Hotel Window Reflections, Blue Hour, DIA
In this final image, I captured the DIA tent roof against the blue in the clouds and sky.
DIA Roof Spikes