Sunday, November 20, 2011

Helicopter Ride!

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Ace son and heir to the St. Louis daily Photo fortune Andy gave me and Carolyn a fabulous Christmas present last year, a certificate for a helicopter ride around downtown. So, eleven months later, we finally got around to using it (it was about to expire). You had to book two weeks ahead and we got a gray day but wowie zowie was it a lot of fun.

Needless to say, I took hundreds of snaps, some of which will appear here in the coming days. This view is to the east from roughly over 18th Street. On the right, I 64 crosses the Mississippi. Center foreground is the trompe l'oeil facade of the Sheraton Hotel. You can dimly see Busch Stadium behind it and a foot of the Arch in the upper left.

Thanks to Gateway Helicopter Tours for providing a great experience.

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11 comments:

Bibi said...

I am scared of small, sort-of or completely open spaces high up...which means I'd probably only ride in a helicopter to save my life.

But I am looking forward to your shots!

s.c said...

Well I see the arch in the left upper corner of the picture. I am very curious what you have made of it out of a heli. The ground is a very different composition element as is the sky. But keep them coming, always nice to see.

cieldequimper said...

Now I know what I'm going to ask Father Christmas! I'm going to enjoy this!

brattcat said...

we're going to enjoy this gift too. please post more.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So looking forward to Thursday to see if the view of 'the arch' this week is going to be from above!! What fun....if you're not scared of heights haha!!

thecubiclerebel said...

Oh, what a great headline picture!

Birdman said...

Can't wait for the Arch shot this week.

Nathalie said...

Talk about an exciting experience!
We're in for a treat or a string of treats I'm sure!

Choppography said...

Expiration often provides motivation! ;)

Steffe said...

Sounds like great gift to me.

Helicopter Tours said...

Want to try this someday.