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Spring at the Climatron

A gem in St. Louis is our Botanical Garden. Also known as the Missouri Botanical Garden, it is a showcase for all sorts of plant life from small flowers to mature trees; water based pants to tropical flowers; and theme areas such as their Japanese Garden. These Red Buds make a nice spring scene along […]

Japanese Garden

A nice shot of Missouri Botanical Garden’s Japanese Garden. Spring in Missouri is very colorful with flowing Dogwood, Redbud, Cherry Trees and Magnolias. Use a wide angle lens to get a photo like this. For this scene, you cannot get back far enough to include the whole lake without adding unwanted elements to the scene.

Spring is here

Happy Spring! While our local botanical garden is closed (but pictured here), I am seeing people out walking and enjoying the outdoors. In our area the cherry blossoms and magnolias are all open. In my neighborhood the streets are lined with flowing trees luring people out into the fresh air.

Reflections in a storm

The word “reflections” in the heading of this photo is not of the photography sense such as reflections in the water. This is a retreat house where you spend two to three days in silent reflection. The White House Retreat in South St. Louis County is a spectacular place perched on a bluff overlooking the […]

St. Louis Riverfront

Opened in 1874, Eads Bridge was the first bridge erected across the Mississippi south of the Missouri River. Earlier bridges were located north of the Missouri, where the Mississippi is smaller. None of the earlier bridges survive; Eads Bridge is the oldest bridge on the river. Also, the Eads Bridge is no longer a primary […]

Sunset at the Arch

St. Louis’ Gateway Arch makes a great subject for photography with endless possibilities. This photo was taken from a viewing platform in East St. Louis, Illinois. The platform gives various heights for a good angle. However, there are power lines and other structures in the way so it is not possible to get a “clean” […]

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

As promised from the previous post, here is the front of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The museum is on a harbor on Lake Erie and is in a cluster of other museums and parks. The front is this glass pyramid with an unusual structure in the back. Here is […]

“No, we ain’t gonna take it”

Now for something a little different… This is a little stairway going up to a cramped display area in the top of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The R&R Hall of Fame is this sort of pyramid building with smaller spaces towards the top. Working our way through the building towards the top, […]

Sunset on the Past

The Chain of Rocks Bridge allowed the famous Route 66 to cross the Mississippi River near St. Louis. Now it is closed to automobile traffic and is a bike/walking path. The castle like structure is a water intake for the City of St. Louis water supply. These structures are on the northern edge of the […]

Clamorgan Alley

Clamorgan Alley is located on the original town of St. Louis as it was founded. Two blocks to the right is the Mississippi River and we are looking at the Gateway Arch. Over the past two centuries millions of people would have passed through on their we to find fame and fortune in the west. […]

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