Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thursday Arch Series

What is it? Few St. Louisans recognize it. It is the very top of the Arch, photographed from the levee beside the river with a telephoto lens. The Arch is triangular in cross section with one point facing down. The small slits are the windows of the vertiginous observation deck, looking straight down over 600 feet. For a great picture of the view from those windows, check out U "R" Us' post of April 13.

TOMORROW'S POST: Between Orange and Green

13 comments:

Sally said...

That's a wonderful picture. And you're right, i wouldn't have guessed it!

U "R" Us said...

Mmm, vertiginous.

Chris & Deb said...
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Chris & Deb said...

A fascinating and uncommon view of this iconic structure!
Very well done!

Karine said...

Hey there :)
I just tried to email you at ur private email, and I just received a failure notice. Would u happen to know why?

Karine said...

:( bad news again. Did not work out. I'll wait to hear back from you :)

Karine said...

Hey there -- I did use the other email address and it seemed to work just fine :) I'll wait for the pix now ;) Let me know if u want me to delete the comment with ur email. thanks :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your photograph is startling when you read the explanation. I would be a speck in one of those openings and fear a puff of wind would blow the thing over.

Nice photography.

I just posted a story about my wife's last radiation treatment, for breast cancer, and then our walk afterwards in Nature, and our encounter with President Bush's airplane.

Abraham Lincoln

Strangetastes said...

Abraham - the Arch is designed to sway up to 18 inches in a 100 mph gale and remain stable. I have never been up there on a very windy day so I don't know what it feels like. One of the shots I got in this sequence shows a boy's face at one of those windows. The image is quite fuzzy at that distance but he looks very far away indeed.

RamblingRound said...

I never knew the arch could have so many interesting angles. Very nice.

Kuanyin said...

I think this is my first visit to your blog! Aloha from Maui and Wailea Daily Photo!

Olivier said...

belle photo, une belle serie sur l'arche. bon weekend


beautiful photograph, a beautiful series on the arch. good weekend

Abraham Lincoln said...

I came to thank you for visiting my blog, yesterday, and for your comments about Patty's last radiation treatment. She was so pleased that I heard from so many people, including Eric, and I know it made her day extra-special. She was also surprised that some of you also visited her blog and left comments there. So thank you for your visit and comments. Being new to the community, it was a big surprise to us. Thanks again.

Abe and Patty Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo