The Chain of Rocks Bridge allowed the famous Route 66 to cross the Mississippi River near St. Louis. Now it is closed to automobile traffic and is a bike/walking path. The castle like structure is a water intake for the City of St. Louis water supply. These structures are on the northern edge of the […]
Tag / winter
On a snow day, Forest Park is an interesting place to explore. Everything looks different, the water is a little calmer and the ducks are hunkering down on the lakes.
With snow predicted, I thought it might be a good day to go out to Forest Park and see if there was anything to photograph. The geese and ducks seemed to be settled in due to the bad weather but the big white goose seemed intent on following me as walked along the shore. This […]
One of the more interesting areas in the St. Louis metropolitan area is The August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area. This was purchased by the Missouri Department of Conservation in 1947 from the federal government. In the early 1940s, the area was used by the Department of Army as a TNT munitions plant to support […]
Beautiful scenes like this have been created heavy snows in North Central United States. It takes heartier souls to get up to these areas to capture the beautiful scenery. -Photo by Mary Beth Engler
Heavy snows in Northern Wisconsin have created a “Winter Wonderland” this winter. My wife kept showing me dramatic photos from Minocqua and Door County hinting that she would like to visit the area. We discussed it with a friend who had to drive up to Baileys Harbor and, within a few days, the two were […]
The winter of 2019 has been particularly snowy giving St. Louisans beautiful vistas and icy roads. These benches overlook Forest Park’s Grand Basin and in the upper right hand corner of the photo you can see people sledding on Forest Park’s famous Art Hill. Any time of year, this is a popular place.
Missouri State Capitol preparing for the inauguration of a new governor and seating of all of the new elected officials. This special day gave me an excuse to visit our historic capitol building and explore its hallways for hidden treasures.
Even winter in St. Louis’ Forest Park can be very scenic. A walk around Post Dispatch Lake provided this view of the park’s boathouse.
On cold winter Sunday afternoons, the St. Louis Zoo releases their Penguins. Apparently they open the doors and any Penguins that want out are allowed to go (for a while). Not all go out. Here is a photo taken in 2009 with my Pentax K100D and an 18 – 55mm lens.This photo was published in […]