Village Church

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”

Peace Church

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”

Exploring St. Charles County and beyond

Exploring the land of Gottfried Duden and his expoits in St. Charles County. In 1829, he published at his own expense 1500 copies of a small book titled Report on a Journey to the Western States of North America in Elberfeld Germany. In 1909, eighty years after Duden’s Report was published, A.B. Faust described DudenContinue reading “Exploring St. Charles County and beyond”

Early morning in Marthasville

I spent the weekend tracking down Daniel Boone. Boone came to Missouri at age 65 with his wife and several children. He acquired 850 acres not far from Defiance Missouri but lived mostly with his son at what is now known as the Daniel Boone Home. This photo is a place near Marthasville, Missouri adjacentContinue reading “Early morning in Marthasville”

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”

Stunning light display at Missouri Botanical Garden

One of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s more interesting events is its winter Garden Glow. Bright displays are setup and visitors can walk the grounds to view them and in some cases become part of them for group photos. People can also stop at kiosks for hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night or a bitContinue reading “Stunning light display at Missouri Botanical Garden”

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”

Fall in Missouri

Fall is a nice time to explore rural areas. This is in an area in Missouri called Defiance, an interesting area that includes Daniel Boone’s home, wineries, the Katy Trail and much more. Click here for more rural Missouri photos. Click on the photo for more information onthe photo and to purchase a copy.

Garden of Harmony and Peace

Zig Zag Bridge at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Japanese Garden Dedicated in 1977, our 14-acre Japanese Garden, one of the largest in North America, represents an evolution of centuries of tradition and a multiplicity of distinctly Japanese cultural influences. Incorporating carefully designed plantings, waterfalls, beaches and islands, the Japanese Garden invites visitors to experience theContinue reading “Garden of Harmony and Peace”