Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lewis and Clark Dry Off

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Lewis and Clark, Low Water

Just how low is the Mississippi? Let's get a measuring gauge. This is the iconic statue of Lewis and Clark landing at St. Louis after their voyage of discovery to Oregon and back in 1804 - 1806. The first two pictures were taken on Sunday. Then going, going, gone. Those shots are from the floods of 2010 and 2008. That's a lot of muddy water.

Apologies in advance: this may be a light week on comments. Heavy week at work and have to organize my gear and pack for my week at the Maine Media Workshops, heaven on earth for photographers. I'll document it as I go along.

Lewis and Clark Dry Out

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Meriwether Lewis Gets Wet

Merriweather Lewis goes down

Meriwether Lewis' Air Supply, 2010-03-27

9 comments:

Olivier said...

j'aime l'angle de la premiere photo, et surtout le Bye Bye final ;o)) superbe

s.c said...

A great opportunity for a floating monument I think. But very good documented.

James Wei said...

The first shot really really provides the grandeus perspective

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Quite a contrast.

Lewis & Clark arrived in St. Louis on July 4, which makes for dramatic reenactments in front of crowds gathered at the riverfront for the 4th of July festivities and fireworks.

brattcat said...

beautifully illustrated.

JM said...

Unbelievable! What a great post, Bob.

William Kendall said...

Outstanding shots, Bob.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Amazing images Bob, talk about two extremes! Dramatically shown!!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Frighteningly brutal for the statue. Great series.

Darryl and Ruth : )