Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday Arch Series

The Thursday Arch Series is back after a brief rest. This view is from the south leg with several people to give some sense of scale. As usual, the Arch dwarfs us. Our small size is almost irrelevant as we stand before it. But, of course, it was made by human hands. Age cannot wither it, nor custom stale its infinite variety.

TOMORROW: Exception to the rule.

8 comments:

Olivier said...

elle est vraiment très belle, je me demandais si elle était gardé, car elle n'a pas de graffitis ?

it is very beautiful, I wondered if it was retained because it has no graffiti?

Bibi said...

Beautiful angle. We plan on driving across the US this summer and will come through St. Louis! Anxious to photograph this arch myself.

b.c. said...

really like the photo--never seen the scale against humans before. very awesome

yawetag said...

Out of the many times I've been to the Arch, I've always marveled at its beauty. I've only been to the top twice, but on its ground dozens of times.

I also like seeing the new Four Seasons Hotel above the trees. The location (including Lumiere Place) is beautiful as well.

Knoxville Girl said...

You know, I kinda like the fact that the top of the arch is not in this picture - it's a different take on a well-known icon.
I was to the top of the arch once - excellent view, perhaps I'll get to go there again someday.

iBlowfish said...

I have been following your series of Arch, and I really love this shot. People around Arch make this Arch looks gigantic. Well done.

Mitch said...

I like the missing top, your eye fills it in. I enjoyed the experience, my eye went first to the couple on the left, then shot up and off the top, crashing back with a graceful "plop" on the far end. Fun photo, fantastic neighbor.
Thanks,
- Mitch

Strangetastes said...

Thank you all for your comments. The moral of the story is that I should shoot the Arch with a) more people and b) less top. Let's see what I can find.