I do not know what Neodymium Reeds are but they make an interesting subject for a Chihuly display. This display was created by Dale Chihuly for the Missouri Botanical Garden. Chihuly says that his art is blown glass, “moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture.” These displays are spread around the Garden making itContinue reading “Neodymium Reeds”
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Niijima Foats with Float Boat
Chihuly in the Garden is the latest of our Missouri Botanical Garden’s events. I took advantage of an unpublicized “photographer’s night” and was able to wander around the grounds to see the displays both in daylight and after dark. This is one of the displays in the Climatron. I have processed most of my photosContinue reading “Niijima Foats with Float Boat”
Old and new
North American P-51 Mustang flying with Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. The Mustang was introduced in 1941 and has a top speed of 441 mph. The Raptor was introduced in 2005 and has a top speed of 1,500 mph (well, maybe). The extreme maneuverability of the Raptor is demonstrated here, where it is easily flying inContinue reading “Old and new”
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
From time to time nearby Scott Airforce Base hosts a fantastic air show showcasing aircraft from early bi-planes to the latest technology fughters. Here, the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is an American single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather tactical stealth fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force.
View of the Missouri River from above bluffs. The Missouri River is the longest river in the United States. Rising in the Rocky Mountains of the Eastern Centennial Mountains of Southwestern Montana, the Missouri flows east and south for 2,341 miles before entering the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, Missouri.
The Chicago River has endless opportunities for interesting photographs. You can scroll down and see a few taken from a higher level. Walking the streets around the river, I found that the bridges are places for getting a great perspective of the area. This photo was taken from the Michigan Avenue bridge looking through aContinue reading “Canyons”
Dorris St. Louis
This is the 1904 “St. Louis” model of the Dorris automobile manufactured by the Saint Louis Motor Carriage Company. The automobile has a wooden body with brass fittings and black leather upholstery and is painted blue. St. Louis was a center of the early American automobile-making industry between 1900 and 1930. The “St. Louis” modelContinue reading “Dorris St. Louis”
Walking out onto the Navy Pier is a good place to see Chicago’s skyline. In addition it offers visitors a diverse and eclectic variety of things to do throughout it’s facilities. From recreation to relaxation, entertainment to education, everything at Navy Pier celebrates a storied first century and invites guests to join in on theContinue reading “Windy City”
Sunrise on the Chicago River
View of the Chicago River at sunrise. To the left is the Chicago Tribune Building with the colorful lights on top and to the right of the river is the new St. Regis hotel. At 101 stories, the Super Skyscraper is the third tallest in Chicago. In the early morning you can watch the darkContinue reading “Sunrise on the Chicago River”
Winter days still draw people to Chicago’s Navy Pier. Completed in 1916, Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s top attractions. Stretching into Lake Michigan, this year-round destination truly comes to life in the summer, with fireworks displays, live music, theatre, and cruises setting sail daily. Come fall and winter, Navy Pier is still hopping, with specialContinue reading “Centennial Wheel”