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”

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 Built in 1882, the Linnean House (also “Linnæan House” in some historical references) is the oldest continuously operated public greenhouse west of the Mississippi River.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”

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”