The Mississippi is slowly rising. This was shot standing under the Arch at mid-day Sunday, looking towards Illinois. There is a grand staircase leading down to the river. The couple sits on a landing two-thirds of the way down. There is a street along the river at the bottom, usually many feet over the water. The stage with the flags is a few steps over the street. Now it's an island. In fact, it will be submerged by the time you see this post.