While exploring the Augusta wine country I drove through the little village of Femme Osage and spotted this church. There is a creek that runs in front of the church so to get there you have to cross an old narrow bridge or cross a low water bridge. The little church was so inviting thatContinue reading “Village Church”
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The Old Peace Chapel was built in New Melle in the 1800s and originally was a general store and dance hall. At the turn of the century, the building was purchased by a German Evangelical congregation and remodeled into a church. The church was moved to the Daniel Boone site in 1983. Today, it isContinue reading “Peace Church”
Henry Shaw’s home is ready for Christmas. This is the home of Henry Shaw on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Henry Shaw was a businessman and amateur botanist in St. Louis when it was a gateway city to the West. His businesses supplied residents, pioneers and others. Having made his fortune, he wasContinue reading “Christmas Garden”
Are you ready for Christmas?
https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-gshRcLf/A This is one of my favorite scenes at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. Every Christmas season they decorate the grounds for an event called the “Garden Glow.” As always this is an extravaganza of sights and sounds. You can follow the trails around the grounds for one amazing holiday scene after another.Continue reading “Are you ready for Christmas?”
Henry Shaw Home
https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-GrL5ZPS/A Henry Shaw inhabited the west wing of this house, which boasts ceilings over 12 feet high downstairs and over 15 feet high upstairs. Authentic deep moldings and ornate woodwork are unique to the original structure. The east side was the servants’ wing in Shaw’s time. The house has undergone many changes over the years.Continue reading “Henry Shaw Home”
https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-rP6V9zv/A The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis goes all out during the Christmas season with lights, sound and displays. This is a display of lights synchronized to Christmas music with the Climatron in the background. Much of the background music is from the movie “Home Alone” which sets a very memorable Christmas scene.
https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-KRvL75g/A This is fun building on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Gardens. This gatehouse was constructed in 1895 in accordance with Henry Shaw’s will, which provided a residence for the groundskeeper of the mausoleum, museum building, and surrounding area. During the the Christmas season it is worth exploring to find some hidden displays.
The Kirkwood station is a busy place with families traveling to meet with friends and family for the holidays. This photo was something of a surprise. When this was taken, the sun was down and it was dark outside. Three exposures were taken, one under exposed, one over exposed and one at standard exposure. TheseContinue reading “Kirkwood Station”
Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion
The Christmas Season has arrived at the Governor’s Mansion in Jefferson City, Missouri. This front parlor has three Christmas Trees and other decorations. The 148 year old building is as much a museum as a residence for the Governor. The mansion’s first occupant was Benjamin Gratz Brown who was elected in 1872. This and theContinue reading “Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion”
Christmas in the Governor’s home
Missouri Governor’s Mansion ready for Christmas. The Mansion has a two story Christmas tree in the stairway and trees in every room. However this little side-room has two trees and other decorations making it the place to be on Christmas morning. I was lucky enough to receive a Christmas invitation to visit with the GovernorContinue reading “Christmas in the Governor’s home”