Thursday, February 19, 2009

More Arch In The City

More of a series emphasizing the Arch in its urban setting. This is taken from the old industrial area a little north of the monument.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Arch In The City

This is a companion picture to today's post on St. Louis Daily Photo Blog. I haven't done much about how the Arch looks in the city where it lives. This is looking south from North Broadway. That unfortunate bit of architecture to the left is the Four Seasons Hotel and Lumiere Place Casino.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Warped Sense Of Scale

There are a lot of tricks the Arch plays on our eyes. For example, most people find it hard to believe that it is exactly as wide as it it tall. In this photo, it looks like the family taking pictures gives us a sense of scale. But the Arch is so tall and, viewed from the side, it recedes more and more sharply as it goes up, that we really can't gague what we're looking at. One of its many wiles.

By the way, there is another new Arch photo today on my St. Louis Daily Photo Blog.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Undisclosed Location

Looks like the entrance to a bunker. I don't think Dick Cheney is down there, though, or else the sign would say "Do Not Enter." This is the entrance to the underground museum beneath the Arch and the tram that takes you to the top. The other leg is immediately behind where I was standing.