Monday, November 16, 2009

Gleaming Curve


Yesterday Eddie and I visited the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Unfortunately, the tour to the top was sold out, but I did get this great picture right from the base. We go through St. Louis all the time, so there will definitely be another chance to get to the top.

Standing right underneath it was fantastic. You don't realize how big it is until you're right there; and I didn't know until I Googled, that this is considered a
catenary arch. I am always so amazed when I look at structures like this and think that someone designed and then built it.

Every time I pass through St. Louis, it always seems to be at night which is fine with me, because I love the way the arch looks at night. But seeing it up close made it so much more beautiful to me.



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1 YEAR AGO:
Color Me Casual
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2 comments:

Gil said...

Your picture really does it justice!

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

I went on a family vacation to St. Louis as a child. I found the arch so enchanting.

Of course the trip was also memorable because my younger sister spotted a little person selling souveniers and said, at the top of her tactless lungs, "Look, Mom. He's shorter than me!" We werea all mortified.

Anyway, you must make a return trip and get yourself to the top!