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Great Rivers Imaging

Midwest travel and interesting places

Author / Ted Engler

River Chateau

This is a view of the St. Louis skyline from the deck of the Chain of Rocks Bridge. In addition to the buildings, you can see the St. Louis Arch. The little French Chateau building in the foreground is actually the water intake for the St. Louis water supply and is actually quite large and […]

Chain of Rocks Bridge

This bridge has the distinction of being one of the Route 66 bridges crossing the Mississippi into St. Louis. Built in 1927 it was replaced in 1967 and turned into a walking/ bike trail. From the bridge you get a pretty spectacular view of the river and of downtown St. Louis.

Benches

Walking around the Missouri Botanical Garden I found this scene. This is a great place to explore its 80 acres and be sure to take a camera since every inch is a horticultural masterpiece!

Japanese Garden

A scenic overlook at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This is one of the great attractions in the St. Louis area. The Missouri Botanical Garden opened to the public in 1859 and began to grow in the European tradition of horticultural display combined with education and the search for new knowledge. Today, 158 years after opening, […]

The Climatron

Built in 1960, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron is an a very remarkable architectural structure. Used as a tropical greenhouse, it is a geodesic dome with no structural support inside. Floating in the reflecting pool are Chihuly glass objects. Chihuly had a display of his artwork in the Gardens and after the show, these were […]

Sunshine

After walking around Forest Park’s Jewel Box greenhouse, I found these lilies interesting. The were an number of floral displays around  the area but these water lilies are worth stopping by to take a look if you live in the area.

Lilies

Forest Park’s Jewel Box green house has three reflection pools which are filled with various types of lilies like these. The whole area was buzzing with Dragonflies so capturing on in a photo like this was not very difficult. I have been visiting this landmark for 65 years and in never ceases to be interesting. […]

Jewel Box

There are a lot of cool things in Forest Park and this is one. The Jewel Box was dedicated Nov. 14, 1936 and cost about $117,000, with about 45 percent coming from Public Works Administration (WPA) funds. It was designed by city engineer William C. E. Becker and Robert Paulus Construction Co. was the contractor. […]

River City

A helicopter view of St. Louis as it sits on the Mississippi River. In this view are landmarks such as the Gateway Arch and historic Eads Bridge. The city of St. Louis was founded in 1764 by French fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, and named after Louis IX of France. In 1764, following France’s defeat in the Seven Years’ War, […]

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