Monday, June 14, 2010

The Top of St. Louis

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I'm writing this late Sunday night. My apologies for not leaving comments all weekend. With my son and his girlfriend in town and an action-packed schedule, I haven't had 10 free minutes. This is the Old Court House from the top of the Arch withe Kiener Plaza behind it.

It's a tight ride in the tiny tram cars that carry five people each to the top. My wife is not tiny and my son is not a giant. This is just what you get with a 17 mm lens at close quarters. And anyone who would tamper with the doors needs a competency examination.

By the way, check out U "R" Us' post from the observation deck here.


8 comments:

Olivier said...

Waouhhh grandiose la vue, superbe panoramique

cieldequimper said...

New roof for those who might have tampered with the doors...

Steffe said...

But I guess it was worth it because it's a great view and photo.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photo.

brattcat said...

A beautiful symmetry in the top shot. A wicked humor in the last. A happy twosome in the middle.

Luis Gomez said...

Loved going up the Arch. Great view and picture.

Nathalie said...

Niiiiice !
(nice to see your better half and offspring too)

Funny how even after following your Thursday arch series for a while now I still have trouble figuring out where the belvedere fits into the architecture of the arch?

Chuck Pefley said...

I remember well the jerky ride in that tiny car to the top of the arch. Anyone with a hint of claustrophobia might well find themselves pay that fine or boarding in the local hoosegow.

Lovely views from the top and looks like you had the weather gods on your side.