Linnean House

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri. It is also known informally as Shaw’s Garden for founder and philanthropist Henry Shaw. Built in 1882, the Linnean House (also “Linnæan House” in some historical references) is the oldest continuously operated public greenhouse west of the Mississippi River. ItContinue reading “Linnean House”

Saint Boogie

A crowd in downtown is serenaded as they had a quick breakfast and organized for their  annual parade. In the background is the old St. Louis Courthouse.  This is the site of the Dred Scott case which contributed to the start of the Civil War and now acts as an historic museum sitting in frontContinue reading “Saint Boogie”

Old Barn

This is a follow-up to the previous post. The Midwest is filled with very flat farmland as shown in the previous post and gentle rolling hills as shown here. As our old barns are disappearing, our scenic landscape is changing. Regardless, driving through our picturesque Midwest is a way to experience spacious farmlands,  old structuresContinue reading “Old Barn”

Rural America

If you are traveling by by car for vacation this summer, this may be a scene you see repeatedly on the highway. Our Midwest can be a place of beauty with interesting scenes around every corner. Be sure to visit: Rural Missouri for more scenes like this. Click on the photo for purchase options.

Flying People

I thought I would use this scene to give some photography tips. This is a gymnastic team at Circus Flora in St. Louis. Circus Flora is a one ring circus with interesting sets, costumes and acts. This makes it a good venue to photograph with continuing subjects and a lot of challenges. The good: oneContinue reading “Flying People”

Under the Big Top

Yoyo the Narrator opens Circus Flora, a one ring circus. Commissioned by famed Italian composer Gian Carlo Menotti for the Spoleto Festival in 1986, Circus Flora immediately set about creating productions unlike most Americans had seen before – productions that melded the best elements of traditional European circus with modern theater techniques and sensibilities. FromContinue reading “Under the Big Top”

C-Type Dash

C-Type Jag cockpit. I always liked these old instrument panels. This gives the driver speed, RPMs along with fuel gauge, oil pressure, battery charge and water temp. For diving: 5 speed manual transmission, no power steering, lots of power. Something like this drives like a truck at low speed and flys when you have itContinue reading “C-Type Dash”

Porsche

The European Auto Show was in St. Louis Last weekend. This is a good chance to see some classic sports cars from the 60’s & 70’s in addition to later models. Not only did these people bring their Porsche, they brought a tent (very smart during the sunny days). I enjoy seeing the old MGs,Continue reading “Porsche”

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”