Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday Arch Series

Arch and Old Courthouse 2013-08-24 1

Something different for a change. Downtown St. Louis in all its radiant glory.

There is a high rise (by our standards) Hilton hotel between my office and the baseball stadium. A couple of years ago they added a glass-walled bar and restaurant on the top, called Three Sixty. Some of it, particularly the side facing the stadium, is open to the sky. Never been there but an old friend is in town and we decided to try it for lunch on Saturday.

The views are great (again, by our standards. This ain't NY or SF). This shot looks east toward the Arch and the Mississippi. The neoclassical building in the lower left is what we call The Old Courthouse. It has quite a history and has been beautifully restored by the National Park Service. Technically, it's in the same park as the Arch.

9 comments:

Jilly said...

Now that's a shot and a half Bob! Bravo!

cieldequimper said...

The arch looks tiny as does the courthouse. Love it.

Of course, in French the first word of my title today is also synonymous with, well, rump, booty, butt, etc.

:-)

William Kendall said...

Wow! What a view!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

St. Louis really is the gateway to the West. Seeing the Arch always reminds me of the Corps of Discovery.

hamilton said...

Now that you've been there and seen the view, you may want to keep returning.

Jack said...

Bob, you nailed this one.

You should show it to the local office of KPMG. They might want to order a print for somewhere in their offices.

Lynette said...

I agree with Jilly, Bob!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You never cease to amaze me Bob...hope the food was as good as the view :) fantastic to see the old courthouse from this angle.

JM said...

What a fabulous view! I'm amazed too.