The sun has set behind downtown St. Louis and the lighting system for the Arch has just turned on. 100 years ago the Mississippi River levee would have been lined with riverboats and the area in front of me would have been packed with warehouses. Freight trains were already replacing river trade and trucks wereContinue reading “Dusk in St. Louis”
Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch had stood unlighted for over 35 years, when Randy Burkett Lighting Design was commissioned to provide a design that would successfully reveal and celebrate the world renowned monument. It was an extreme technical and artistic challenge. At the outset of the project, it was dictated by the National Park Service thatContinue reading “Night Lights”
Eads Bridge, built in 1861, provides transportation across the Mississippi River by car, foot or rail. The bridge itself made St. Louis the true gateway to the west but the engineering techniques developed in the building of the bridge led to engineering marvels that created the Hoover Dam, Panama Canal and development of our westernContinue reading “19th Century Marvel”
The St. Louis riverfront featuring the Gateway Arch and the Eads Bridge. The City of St. Louis is connected to Illinois by an array of bridges. South of the city is the Popular Street Bridge, then, moving north, the Eads Bridge, MLK Bridge, Musial Bridge, MicKinley Bridge and, further north, the Chain of Rocks Bridge.Continue reading “Night time on the riverfront”
The Eads Bridge is a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River connecting the cities of St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois. It is located on the St. Louis riverfront between Laclede’s Landing, to the north, and the grounds of the Gateway Arch, to the south. Near the water’s edge youContinue reading “Eads Bridge”
St. Louis’ Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis, Missouri. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a weighted catenary arch, it is the world’s tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and Missouri’s tallest accessible building. The Arch gives St. Louis a stunning cityscape and is somethingContinue reading “Gateway Arch”
A helicopter view of St. Louis. I had the ability to fly with a group, “doors off,” to photograph our scenic riverfront. This gives immense flexibility to photograph your subject. You have to make sure everything is secure so nothing flies out of the cabin. ON this trip I used a wide lens to getContinue reading “St. Louis”
https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Portfolio/i-CGNtmRb/A Cityscapes provide a nice view of metropolitan areas. For Kansas City, a great place to photograph the city is from their World War I memorial. Built on a high hill, your get a spectacular view of their Union Station with their downtown in the background. With the renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds, youContinue reading “New view of Downtown St. Louis is available through arch grounds rennovation”
Here is one more photo of the Arch and the St. Louis skyline showing a spectacular view towards Clayton and St. Louis County.
Photo of the famous St. Louis Arch taken on sunset photo walk. Watch this site for more from our Riverfront.