Minnows

One of my  photo tips is to go back. That is, if you find a really good subject, and this is a really good subject, go back multiple times to see if you can improve the shot. This is is my third visit to Fredrickson’s Bait Shop on Star Lake in Wisconsin but this isContinue reading “Minnows”

Minocqua Trestle

This old trestle is the centerpiece of Lake Minocqua in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. As a major logging town at the turn of the 20th Century, this was a major route in and out of the area including the town of Minocqua. Later the trains brought vacationers escaping from the heat of the bigContinue reading “Minocqua Trestle”

Minocqua Boathouses

It may have been the railroad that brought the first tourists to the island city of Minocqua in the early 1900s, but it’s the boats that keep them coming back. Whether it’s a fishing adventure, a run on the boards (water skis, In Northwoods parlance), or a sunset cruise with refreshments, visitors expect to getContinue reading “Minocqua Boathouses”

Bond Falls After the Storm

Bond Falls is in the western U.P. on Bond Falls Rd, east of Pauding MI. This is the most impressive waterfall in Michigan with the possible exception of Tahquamenon Falls. The main drop is 40 feet high and 100+ feet wide. Above the main falls are a series of cascades and rapids that must drop a totalContinue reading “Bond Falls After the Storm”

Sandy Creek Bridge

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge boasts the picture-perfect appearance of an old red barn. It was one of six bridges built in 1872 to allow passage from the Jefferson County seat of Hillsboro to St. Louis. John H. Morse built Sandy Creek Covered Bridge using the Howe-truss design, named for William Howe. Howe patented his designContinue reading “Sandy Creek Bridge”

St. Louis Art Museum

One of St. Louis’ top cultural attractions is their art museum. Here is the museum with St. Louis’ namesake, King Louis IX, looking over Forest Park’s Grand Basin. Louis IX, commonly known as Saint Louis or Louis the Saint, is the only King of France to be canonized in the Catholic Church. Louis was crownedContinue reading “St. Louis Art Museum”

Elephant Rocks

Elephant Rocks State Park can be found outside of Ironton, MO in the Ozarks. This outcropping of pink granite was once part of a quarry and is now a park where you can wander around the park and see the ancient worn boulders. The outcropping raises above the treetops providing a spectacular view.

19th Century Marvel

Eads Bridge, built in 1861, provides transportation across the Mississippi River by car, foot or rail. The bridge itself made St. Louis the true gateway to the west but the engineering techniques developed in the building of the bridge led to engineering marvels that created the Hoover Dam, Panama Canal and development of our westernContinue reading “19th Century Marvel”

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.Continue reading “Night time on the riverfront”

Lemonade Stand

This is one of my favorite photos from Historic St. Charles, Missouri. The main street of St. Charles is lined with the original 18th Century homes and storefronts, all well maintained. This is a little hidden area behind the shops and contains this welcoming patio and the entrance to a large antique shop.