Adolphus Busch Mausoleum

Adolphus Busch (1839-1913) mausoleum in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. This is the final resting place of the founder of Anheuser-Busch brewery. Above the entry to the mausoleum are the words: “Veni, vidi, vici” (I Came, I Saw, I Conquered). Bellefontaine is a very interesting place to visite and offers many photographic opportunities.

More from Downtown St. Louis

Here is another version of the previous post. This was a very rainy night that produced some great photos! This is a three shot HDR photo (ISO 100, f13) with an average exposure of 6 seconds. Processed in Photomatix and Lightroom.

Kiener Plaza

This is Kiener Plaza in St. Louis. More significantly, the building in the background is the Old Courthouse, built between 1839 and 1862. The Courthouse is the site where an enslaved husband and wife, Dred and Harriet Scott, sued for their freedom, and Virginia Minor sued for a woman’s right to vote in 1872. Also, the St.Continue reading “Kiener Plaza”

Hodgson Water Mill

This old water-mill is located in south central Missouri near the Arkansas border.  The original mill site came to life in 1837. A second mill, built in 1861, burned down as Missouri endured the chaos of the Civil War. Finally, the sturdy building you see in the picture was constructed in 1882. This photo was takenContinue reading “Hodgson Water Mill”

Henry Shaw Home

Here is one more photo from Missouri Botanical Garden’s “Garden Glow.” This is Henry Shaw’s home on the Botanical Garden grounds. The grounds are decorated with light displays for the holiday season (see previous posts). http://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-GrL5ZPS/A

The road to the Climatron

Like the road to OZ, this scenic path is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Garden Glow exhibit. Sections of the grounds are decorated with lights and are open to the public to wander wherever they wanted. This is a three shot HDR photo processed in Photmatix and Lightroom. Except for light displays, the pathsContinue reading “The road to the Climatron”

Kirkwood Station

The holidays mean travel to meet friends and family and nothing signifies travel better that Kirkwood Missouri’s train station. I drove to Kirkwood late in the afternoon to photograph the station at sunset. This photo was taken well after sunset and the resulting photo was dark with a few highlights showing. However, I used theContinue reading “Kirkwood Station”