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Lemonade Stand

While poking around some side streets in St. Charles, MO I found this little display of a Lemonade Stand. No one was really there selling anything, it was just sort of an artistic display. There are a lot of antique shops in the area and this was to something to draw your interest.

Chaumette Winery

This is one of many wineries in Missouri. It is located not far from Historic Ste. Genevieve, an original French settlement on the Missouri side of the Mississippi river. Wine making in Missouri goes back to the 1830s and is know for some of the finest wine in the United States. While this area is […]

21

The previous photo was sunset from this deck. This is sunrise from Villa 21 at Chaumette winery. I used a 10mm lens to get the converging lines from the deck and the horizon with the sunrise. Staying in this Vialla, at 7:00 am, I stepped out onto the deck with camera and tripod. Took the […]

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 […]

Echinacea

Coneflowers at Forest Park’s Jewel Box. This is an area around the Jewel Box’s reflecting pools and one of Forest Park’s very scenic areas. I wanted to say something about this flower for this post but had little idea what it was. With the magic of Google, I looked up “daisy with big center” and […]

Benches

Walking around the Missouri Botanical Garden I found this scene. This is a great place to explore its 80 acres and be sure to take a camera since every inch is a horticultural masterpiece!

Jewel Box

There are a lot of cool things in Forest Park and this is one. The Jewel Box was dedicated Nov. 14, 1936 and cost about $117,000, with about 45 percent coming from Public Works Administration (WPA) funds. It was designed by city engineer William C. E. Becker and Robert Paulus Construction Co. was the contractor. […]

River City

A helicopter view of St. Louis as it sits on the Mississippi River. In this view are landmarks such as the Gateway Arch and historic Eads Bridge. The city of St. Louis was founded in 1764 by French fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, and named after Louis IX of France. In 1764, following France’s defeat in the Seven Years’ War, […]

Hodgson Water Mill

Some of my recent photos have been of not so old grist mills. Missouri is dotted with a lot of original mills that have been preseved by local benefactors and are open to the public. The rust red Hodgson Water Mill is nestled into a bluff above a spring that gushes up from far below […]

Alley Mill

Hidden away in Eminence, Missouri is Alley Mill. This mill has a large backup lake behind it spilling through the gate in front. This spring fed mill has crystal clear water spilling through it. When photographing a site like this, it is important to take you time to walk around and review various camera angles. […]

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