Sunday, June 13, 2010

Belvedere

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So, yeah, we all went up the Arch yesterday for the first time in I don't know when. Here you have a panorama of beautiful downtown St. Louis, shot from the top. It ain't much but it's what we got. My office is down there somewhere in a nondescript building.
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
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14 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I love how some buildings are dwarfed by the sheer size of thatmotorway and the high rises. Wonderful belvedere!

brattcat said...

This is not even remotely disappointing, Bob. I don't know what I expected but I find this utterly satisfying. You make it possible for us to see so many details and the way St. Louis unfolds before us is so gracious and open and welcoming.

Jilly said...

Wow! Astounding. What a city. What a photo.

Virginia said...

Very cool and I see the stadium all decked out in rouge! Cardinals - red - duh!
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Tara Umm Omar said...

Breathtaking! Home sweet home

Sharon said...

Gorgeous shot. I can see where I lived and where I worked for two years back in the late 90's.

Jackie said...

I don't think I'd ever fully appreciated just how big St Louis is. So if you're looking down on all this, that Arch must be humungous! Great photo.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The Old Courthouse has the appearance of a capitol and a mall. This photo brings back memories.

Growing up in St. Louis County, as a teenager I used to take the bus downtown with a friend, we would walk around downtown and just hang out for a while, then go to the stadium early to watch batting practice and then the baseball game, before returning on the bus after the game. My father would listen to the game on the radio to know when it ended so he would know when to drive to the shopping center in Clayton to pick us up.

Olivier said...

magnifique panoramique et HDR

Eleonora said...

I love it when photography reminds us that the Earth is indeed round. Thank you for this majestic sweeping and perfectly symmetrical view.

Ciao
E xx

T. Becque said...

I like this shot!

lewi14 said...

It's an impressive view. Nice to see the shadows on the buildings. Great shot.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Wow, that's some visibility you got going there.

Nathalie said...

Fascinating !

My partner's young son, 14, is probably going to spend three weeks in St Louis early August, staying with a host family. I wonder if he'll get a chance to come here?