Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday Arch Series

Arch 2012-02-05 1

I rarely shoot the Arch like this from the north. The light isn't as good and there are few interesting buildings to bring into the frame. This one works in a way. The tall building on the left with green glass curtainwall and brick cockscomb is the Four Seasons Hotel, perhaps the most luxurious in town. (The staff at the Ritz Carlton might disagree.) Below and around it is the Lumiere Place Casino. Hard to believe, but this area has seven major casinos, like we're Little-Las-Vegas-On-Mississippi.

We've never spent a dime in them, but we did stay one night in the Four Seasons after a big holiday party in the Lumiere complex. Pretty swanky and we had a great view of the river and the Arch. Too rich for a regular diet, though.


Olivier said...

c'etait la face cachée de St Louis, le nouveau Las Vegas mais avec une Arche ;) l'architecture de l'hotel semble tres belle et moderne

cieldequimper said...

Now I happen to really like this view from the north. It puts the arch nicely into the city.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Just looked through your images of the arch Bob, honestly I'm in awe, seriously did you ever think of publishing a book or have you already done so. Stunning shots in that collection.

William Kendall said...

Terrific shot, Bob!