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Ideas for places to visit in the Midwest

Night time on the riverfront

The St. Louis riverfront featuring the Gateway Arch and the Eads Bridge. The City of St. Louis is connected to Illinois by an array of bridges. South of the city is the Popular Street Bridge, then, moving north, the Eads Bridge, MLK Bridge, Musial Bridge, MicKinley Bridge and, further north, the Chain of Rocks Bridge. Currently the MLK Bridge is closed so you can walk on it to get this spectacular view of the city and see the historic Eads Bride in front of the arch.

This was taken with a tripod: ISO 125, f9, 30sec. I also put a dark filter on the lens to extend the exposure and smooth out the water.

I would suggest that you never go on this bridge by yourself!

 

The Beauvais Linden House

Ste. Genevieve

Ste. Genevieve was one of the first settlements in the state of Missouri. Many of the original buildings are still there including this home, built circa 1820. The two rooms along the north side of the house constitute the original vertical log structure, while the second floor and the rooms south of the hallway were added over various dates.

The architecture in this town is something to see.

Old St. Charles

Old St. Charles

Downtown St. Charles, Missouri, is a historic area that has restored many of their original shops and homes. Founded circa 1769 as Les Petites Côtes, or “The Little Hills” in French, by Louis Blanchette, a French-Canadian fur trader, when the area was nominally ruled by Spain following the Seven Years’ War, St. Charles is the third-oldest city in Missouri. For a time, it played a significant role in the United States’ westward expansion as a river port and starting point of the Boone’s Lick Road to the Boonslick.

St. Charles was settled primarily by French-speaking colonists from Canada in its early days and was considered the last “civilized” stop by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1804, which was exploring the western territory after the United States made the Louisiana Purchase. The city served as the first Missouri capital from 1821 to 1826, and is the site of the Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne shrine.

Dogwood Canyon Waterfall

Great Spirit Rock Shelter

The trail through Dogwood Canyon, in Southwestern Missouri, is about bout three or four miles. Along the way you are treated to one waterfall after another. This part of a scenic area with large pools of water and  several waterfalls. There is a path behind this waterfall so you can get right up with it.

This particular area is about a two mile walk from the entrance to the park. It takes sme effort to see everything or you can take a tram.

Indian Cliff Falls

Indian Cliff Falls

Near the entrance to the Dogwood Canyon trails is Indian Cliff Falls. This stunning scene is right behind the grist mill that marks the entrance to the canyon. For those that are not familiar with this area, it is deep in Southwestern Missouri not too far from Branson.

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park covers 10,000 acres of pristine Ozark Mountain Landscape and is a one-of-a-kind experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers of all ages. The park offers miles of crystal-clear trout streams, cascading waterfalls, ancient burial caves, hand-built bridges and bottomless pools. Enjoy hiking, biking, trout fishing, horseback riding, segway tours and more during your visit to Dogwood Canyon.

Lion Gates

On either side of Delmar Blvd., just west of the commercial district called the Loop, stand the gatekeepers to University City. Perched on their 40-foot limestone pylons, two massive feline figures keep watch high above the heads of pedestrians and motorists. Presently engulfed by mature trees that partly obscure the viewer’s line of vision, these lions were two of the only structures visible for miles at the time University City was first being subdivided from acres of pasture land.

Delmar Loop

City Hall and The Loop

University City City Hall and the west end of the popular Delmar Loop. The Delmar Loop is a buzzing entertainment and dining hub with an eclectic mix of noodle bars, BBQ restaurants, Korean and Mexican eateries, cocktail lounges and pubs lining Delmar Boulevard. Well-known locals with stars on the St. Louis Walk of Fame include Maya Angelou and Betty Grable, as well as Chuck Berry, whose statue is nearby. Music venues like the Pageant and Delmar Hall stage rock, roots and indie gigs. Interesting place.

City Hall

The City Hall of University City, Missouri, was built in 1903 as the “Women’s Magazine Building”, the headquarters of a magazine publishing company, and became a city hall in 1930.

The octagonal, five-story brick-and-limestone building was built in a Beaux-Arts style with a dome roof. The building features a marble staircase connecting the first and second floors, a central rotunda and a large domed room on the top floor that serves as the council chambers.

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