Nathan Frank Bandstand

One historic structure in St. Louis’ Forest Park is the Nathan Frank Bandstand. The original bandstand on this site was built around the time Forest Park opened in 1876. Constructed of wood, it was renovated for the 1904 World’s Fair and was one of the Fair’s most photographed structures. Concerts held there were popular attractions andContinue reading “Nathan Frank Bandstand”

Late Fall in Forest Park

Of all of the buildings and structures in St. Louis’ Forest park, this is one of my favorites. This a suspension foot bridge near Post-Dipatch lake in the center of the park. This bridge connects Forest Park’s Grand Basin (the heart of the 1904 World’s Fair) and the parks Boathouse restaurant. This has always madeContinue reading “Late Fall in Forest Park”

Riverfront

St. Louis’ riverfront on the Mississippi River. This photo was taken from the historic Eads Bridge,  a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River connecting the cities of St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois. Also in this photo the Gateway Arch.  

Laser Projection

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-zH6C94B/A Missouri Botanical Garden’s Garden Party Lights features interactive lighting, projection mapping, and laser show installations. At dark, the light show begins. Visitors take a self-guided journey through over a mile of free-flowing paths with electrifying multimedia created in collaboration with world-renowned projection and lighting experts AVI Systems and Theatrical Concepts Inc. This is aContinue reading “Laser Projection”

Gateway Arch

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”

Empty Suit

The sculptor, Erwin Wurm, calls this Big Suit but I like Empty Suit better. Wurm chooses everyday objects as the subject of his work in an attempt to inspire viewers to question both the traditional definition of sculpture and their relationship to the world. Big Suit, plays with our perception of volume, one of the basic elements ofContinue reading “Empty Suit”

City Garden

Fountain in St. Louis’ City Garden. This area is full of interesting sculptures, water features and lighting. This is one of those fountains that is always changing and at night, the lighting adds another dimension. Located in the central downtown area it is fun just to pass through it while going from one event toContinue reading “City Garden”

Total Eclipse

Two years ago today we had a total eclipse of the sun in the St. Louis area. Therefore I thought it might be a good time to post this photo again. This was taken in Desoto, Missouri where we had a full two minutes and 30 seconds of time to figure out how to photographContinue reading “Total Eclipse”

Blue Dome

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-ZRd5dcM/A Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron always makes an interesting subject and this side path makes it look like it is on another planet. The Climatron is a greenhouse enclosed in a geodesic dome that is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Initiated by then Garden director Frits W. Went, the dome is theContinue reading “Blue Dome”