Shaker Village is an historic area in Kentucky. The Pleasant Hill Shakers are recognized for their iconic architecture, skilled craftsmanship and profound spirituality. During a 105-year span, the Pleasant Hill Shakers constructed more than 260 structures on the property. Today, there are 34 surviving buildings, most located along the mile-long gravel turnpike. In this photoContinue reading “Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill”
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Recently I visited an interesting area called Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky. The village was constructed in the early 19th Century with high degree of craftsmanship. Their simple yet sound methods of building make for beautiful photographs. I recently posted several photos of one of a pair of spiral staircases in their TrusteesContinue reading “Trustee’s Hallway”
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] OwenContinue reading “Roofless Church”
Another Red Door
I had a red door in a previous post so this is “Another Red Door” and another alley shot in St. Charles, MO. This is actually near an entrance to an antique shop hidden away off Main Street. This is a three shot HDR photo edited to enhance the color while giving it a kindContinue reading “Another Red Door”
This photo gives downtown more of a rural look thanks to new landscaping of the Gateway Arch Grounds. Part of a highway along the riverfront was covered over giving an uninterrupted view of the park from the Mississippi River to first line of buildings.
Missouri State Capitol
Inauguration day in the Missouri State Capitol. As music plays in the rotunda all of the offices are staffed and full of people from both parties. Truly and exciting time to visit and open to anyone who wants to attend. This is a hand held photo taken at 1/10th of a second, f3.5, 18mm, ISOContinue reading “Missouri State Capitol”
When I walked into Missouri’s State Capitol this window in the rotunda caught my attention. These beautiful buildings are interesting to explore for their architecture, art and history.
St. Louis’ Bellefontaine Cemetery is a great place to explore our country’s history. In 1891, Ellis Wainwright, a young St. Louis millionaire brewer, commissioned Louis Sullivan to design the tomb for his beautiful young wife. Sullivan had just completed the Wainwright Building in St. Louis, one of the masterpieces of architecture and generally consideredContinue reading “Wainwright Tomb”