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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 crowned […]

Spring blooms

Forest Park is now in bloom with Daffodils and Red Buds trees kicking off the spring season. Walking in our park in St. Louis with its lakes, streams and architectural structures is always a delight.

Fred

Fred taking it easy in St. Louis’ Forest Park. I miss Fred and his sister Ethel. I met them when I offered to take them off the hands of a friend that found them in her yard. They had no tags, no names. I am involved with a Basset Rescue Group called Guardian Angel Basset […]

Snowy bridge

The lines of the foot bridge in Forest Park always make it an interesting subject. We have been receiving a lot of snow over the past few days so I headed over to the park to see if there were any interesting shots. Down, at my feet were  bunch of geese honking at me (you […]

Geese

With snow predicted, I thought it might be a good day to go out to Forest Park and see if there was anything to photograph. The geese and ducks seemed to be settled in due to the bad weather but the big white goose seemed intent on following me as  walked along the shore. This […]

Grand Basin

This photo takes you back over 115 years in time. Forest Park’s Grand Basin served as the center of the 1904 World’s Fair. This body of water was surrounded by “Grand Palaces” that featured: Electricity and Machinery; Industry and Manufacturing; Transportation; Mining; and Liberal Arts. Beyond that is the famous Art Hill. Art Hill is […]

Nathan Frank Bandstand

One historic structure in St. Louis’ Forest Park is the Nathan Frank Bandstand. 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 popular attractions and […]

Late Fall in Forest Park

Of all of the buildings and structures in St. Louis’ Forest park, this is one of my favorites. This a suspension foot bridge near Post-Dipatch lake in the center of the park. This bridge connects Forest Park’s Grand Basin (the heart of the 1904 World’s Fair) and the parks Boathouse restaurant. This has always made […]

Loop Trolley 002

University City’s Loop Trolley. This is an antique streetcar recently installed in the the University City “Loop” area and terminates in Forest Park by the Missouri History Museum (in the background). This project was very expensive for the St. Louis area and it remains to be seen if it will payoff. The photo was processed […]

Bridge in Forest Park

Walking around St. Louis’ Forest Park, you can find scenes like this. This is a suspension bridge near the landmark Great Basin. 115 years ago this would have been the location of the 1904 World’s Fair Sunken Garden and Palace of Mines and Metallurgy. Now it is a little crossroad of walking paths, streams and […]

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