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Ideas for places to visit in the Midwest

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Sunset at the Hardy

There is always something interesting to find in Door County. This is the Hardy Gallery an art gallery on Eagle Bay located in an old boathouse displaying various types of art. To make things more interesting, the building is covered with graffiti (mostly peoples names). After viewing art, you can walk around the building and […]

Gateway Arch

St. Louis’ Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis, Missouri. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a weighted catenary arch, it is the world’s tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and Missouri’s tallest accessible building. The Arch gives St. Louis a stunning cityscape and is something […]

Memorial

Just South of Downtown Kansas City, you will find the National World War I Memorial. This is on a high hill overlooking Downtown Kansas City and their Union Station. You cannot tell from this photo but this is a steep incline leading from the station up to the memorial. See the previous photo for the […]

KC Skyline

One of the great places to photograph the Kansas City skyline is at the National World War I  Memorial just south of the Downtown area. This is on a large hill which gives you this great perspective. You can drive up to the top or park at the station and walk up the hill. In […]

Atheneum

In a contrast between the very old and the ultramodern, New Harmony’s Atheneum stands out as an architectural marvel. The Atheneum is the visitor center for New Harmony, Indiana and is named for the Greek Athenaion, which was a temple dedicated to Athena in ancient Greece. Even the old split rail fence contrasts the old […]

Doorway

Note that this doorway leads from the outside to the outside! This is another entrance into New Harmony’s Roofless Church. New Harmony is full of very interesting architectural structures both very old and very modern.

Roofless Church

The “Roofless Church” in the town of New Harmony, Indiana on the Wabash River. The actual “church” is the entire plaza-like area within the brick walls as well as an area for looking out over a field that floods each year at least once. As the foundation which maintains it says, “Johnson and [client Jane Blaffer] Owen […]

St. Louis

A helicopter view of St. Louis. I had the ability to fly with a group, “doors off,” to photograph our scenic riverfront. This gives immense flexibility to photograph your subject.  You have to make sure everything is secure so nothing flies out of the cabin. ON this trip I used a wide lens to get […]

McGulpin Point Lighthouse

Cast iron spiral stairs connecting the lighthouse sleeping quarters to light. McGulpin Point Light was constructed as a navigational aid through the Straits of Mackinac. The light began operation in 1869, making it one of the oldest surviving lighthouses in the Straits. Only in operation until 1906, the light is located on McGulpin Point, approximately […]

Five Mile Creek Schoolhouse

The Five Mile Creek Schoolhouse, located west of Harbor Springs on M-119 near Five Mile Creek Road, operated as a one-room school from 1915-1952. Over the years many different teachers educated a small group of students, fired the wood furnace, and cooked a hot lunch. This is on a stretch of road called Tunnel of Trees […]

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