Tate

I was visiting Bellefontaine Cemetery in North St. Louis I photographed this sphinx in front of a mausoleum. It was not until I processed the photo that I realized that it was kind of creepy looking. This Egyptian-style mausoleum was built in 1907 by Frank Tate (1860-1934), who at the time controlled most of theContinue reading “Tate”

Veni, Vidi, Vici

When visiting Bellefontaine Cemetery I always have to stop by an pay my respects to Adolphus Busch, the co-founder of Anheuser-Busch Brewery and the manufacturer of one of my favorite beverages. Even better, our families have been friends for several generations so when when visiting a member of the family, a bottle of bud wasContinue reading “Veni, Vidi, Vici”

Wainwright Tomb

Cemeteries can be an interesting place to photograph. This is Ellis Wainwright’s tomb in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.Wainwright was another prominent brewer in the St. Louis area. The photo is a three shot HDR photo processed in Photomatix and then in Topaz Impression. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Portfolio/i-hVcKQtk/A

“Veni, Vidi, Vici,”

“Veni, Vidi, Vici,” or “I came, I saw, I conquered” is inscribed above Adolphus Busch’s mausoleum. Mary Beth and I visited the Bellefontaine Cemetery today to pay our respects to family and always have to stop and pay our respects to the “King of Beers” too. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Portfolio/i-3rghbJC/A

David R. Francis

This is a monument marking the grave of David R. Francis. Francis is one of many prominent people buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery. He was Mayor of the City of St. Louis, Governor of Missouri and Secretary of the Interior. He may be best known as President of St. Louis’ 1904 World’s Fair. See more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_R._FrancisContinue reading “David R. Francis”

Wainwright Tomb

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”

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.