Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Eye on STL

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Helicopter Ride 2011-11-19 4

Okay, so we're not like a major urban destination but we have our charms and our merits. This is a broad view of downtown from the helicopter looking southeast. You can see just a bit of the Arch behind a tall building at the horizon toward the left. My office is in the building just to the right of that, whose flat top just touches the horizon. The large building in the center foreground with the white circular whatever on top is the wacky City Museum - note the yellow school bus hanging off the right corner of the roof.

That's our pilot Brian in the lower picture. He used to make his living as a truck driver. Somewhere back in the 90s he took a helicopter ride and got hooked. He started taking lessons and look at him now. He thinks it's an improvement.

Helicopter Ride 2011-11-19 9 (Brian The Pilot)

10 comments:

Olivier said...

la vue est magnifique, j'attends Jeudi avec impatience, car j'imagine que l'on va avoir une superbe photo vu du ciel de la grande arche

Nathalie said...

Thanks for pointing to the arch, I would have missed it. Nice to see your office building too.

Now for the yellow school bus hanging off the corner of the City Museum roof - had you shown a picture of that before? What a shock!

Congratulations to Brian for moving from truck driver to heli-pilot!

brattcat said...

what a fun excursion this is. thank you for bringing us along. can't wait for more.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I must admit my eyeballs nearly popped out when I saw the yellow bus, thought there was a disaster going on before your very eyes!!and I love the arch peeking out there, hopefully see more of it on Thursday!!

cieldequimper said...

Though I saw the arch (that looks disturbingly tiny), I didn't see the schoolbus. Could they hang one from the arch?

JM said...

The view is fantastic! I am really enjoying this helicopter series.

Virginia said...

I can just see all the little school children having fun on their field trip to the museum, then they spot the school bus hanging off the edge. Shrieks, screams and nobody will get back on their bus to head home. Nightmares ensue. Good g rief.
V

Sharon said...

What fun! Back in the 60's when I was still living in Quincy, I used to think St. Louis was indeed a major urban destination. I loved the hustle and bustle of the downtown shopping, especially during the holidays. I believe I see the building I used to work in just to the left of the tall building hiding the arch. I think I can barely make out the US Bank sign on top. Of course when I was working there it had a different name.

Bergson said...

superbe vue
quelle chance

Choppography said...

It probably is an improvement, but our buddy Brian needs to lose the stache....or he's headed for the porn industry.

I would love a heli-tour someday. What an awesome gift. I'm just sorry you got stuck with blah skies for the ride.