Pagoda Cricle

Interesting clouds circle the Nathan Frank Bandstand in Forest Park. This lake and bandstand sit in front of the Forest Park’s Municipal (Muni) Opera. This is an amphitheatre located in St. Louis, Missouri with that seats 11,000 people with about 1,500 free seats in the last nine rows that are available on a first come,Continue reading “Pagoda Cricle”

Fall at the St. Louis Art Museum

The St. Louis Art Museum with fall trees on the right and St. Louis’ namesake, King Louis IX of France, on the left. This is at the top of the iconic Art Hill, whose spectacular view is the site of picnickers during the summer and sleigh riding during the winter. These trees always are the highlightContinue reading “Fall at the St. Louis Art Museum”

Fall color in Forest Park

Every fall these trees turn a stunning color of red acting as a fall backdrop to Forest Park’s Nathan Frank Bandstand. This is in front of the Municipal Opera in the park. An early morning vist to the park can be rewarded with scenes like this with lakes like glass and a normally busy centralContinue reading “Fall color in Forest Park”

Daylilies at The Cascades

Daylilies in front of another Forest Park icon. In the background is a waterfall which may be the parks most prominent feature. Some of my earliest memories are of climbing up to the top to see where it was coming from. Now every photographer in the world is here doing wedding shots for their clients. Continue reading “Daylilies at The Cascades”

Bandstand

The Nathan Frank Bandstand is one of the interesting in St. Louis’ Forest Park. The original bandstand on this site was built around the time Forest Park opened in 1876. Constructed of wood, it was renovated for the 1904 World’s Fair and was one of the Fair’s most photographed structures. Concerts held there were popularContinue reading “Bandstand”

Great Egret

Forest Park in St. Louis has an open air theater with a lake in front of it. I was walking to the lake when, coming around some shrubbery, I almost ran into this Egret. The Egret did not flinch. He gave me some poses and then flew down into the lake. A very obliging bird.Continue reading “Great Egret”

Goslings

More Spring in Forest Park. Post-Dispatch Lake in Forest Park is the best place to see wildlife. Ducks, geese, egrets and other creatures are abundant in this area. Here are a pair of geese with their newly hatched goslings. 

Springtime

All seasons in Forest Park are worth a visit. This section between the Grand Basin and Post Dispatch lake is particularly scenic. It has multiple streams, bridges, wildlife and flowers. You can view the St. Louis Art Museum from the Grand Basin and walk over to the Boat House for lunch. A nice way toContinue reading “Springtime”

Art Hill Trees

Art Hill in Forest Park may be considered the the heart of the park. Art hill is well known for snow sledding, kit flying, picnicking and just a place to congregate.  The hill stretches from the entrance of the St. Louis Art Museum down the the Grand Basin which is what is left of theContinue reading “Art Hill Trees”

Nathan Frank Memorial Bandstand

Nathan Frank Band Stand at Pagoda Circle in Forest Park shows off its brilliant red trees. There are some classic fall scenes in Forest Park and this is one. The trees that line Art Hill is another. The original Band Stand was built around 1876 and is in the center of a lake with noContinue reading “Nathan Frank Memorial Bandstand”