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


Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Patty, Thanks for stopping by. Your photos of St Louis are wonderful..especially the reflection shot:)

Patty said...

thank you for the compliment. I enjoy photography so much makes me feel creative