Friday, February 15, 2013

Views from the Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch is St. Louis' claim to fame. 630 feet tall (192m), stainless steel, opened in 1967, designed by Finnish architect, Eero Saarinen as shown below
the doors to the elevator that takes you to the top
this is the pod that you ride in. I rode up with 4 young people from Dubai. They were a little nervous since the elevator makes some noise. They shared their treats with me as we creaked to the top.
the Popular Street bridge
The Old courthouse and the Gateway mall. There is a car accident shown in the left hand bottom corner
view of the new Busch baseball Stadium. The last time I went up into the Arch was probably 30 years ago. I love the view!

Monday, February 11, 2013

St. Louis Photography group on google

We had our first official photowalk in downtown St. Louis
This is my favorite piece of art in the City Garden area "Eros Bendato" I've always had a thing for ruins.
reflections in a pond
"Big White Gloves, Big Four Wheels" Pinocchio is placed on a 4 wheeled cart
view of the old courtyard and the Gateway Arch
the rotunda of the old courthouse. This is the first time I've ever been in the courthouse and I've lived in St. Louis my whole life

Dred and Harriet Scott statues outside of the Old Courthouse.
 In 1846 the slave Dred Scott sued for his and his wife's freedom as they had been held illegally as slaves in free states. All of the trials, including a Missouri Supreme Court hearing, were held in Old Courthouse. The case was ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford, which ruled against the Scotts, saying they did not have grounds as citizens to sue (Wikipedia). Slaves were also sold on the courthouse steps

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The family 2012

the grands. little miss d wearing the Hello Kitty nightgown I made for her.
the whole gang
the boyfriend

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Christmas robes

skulls and crossbones
dad and d learning the ropes of a ipod game