Friday, August 24, 2007

Graph Of A Function

Friday Arch supplement. This was shot through a window of of what we call the Old Cathedral, the historic (by American standards) mini-cathedral near the feet of the Arch. It's web site refers to it as the first Catholic cathedral wast of the Mississippi. The Mississippi River, which splits our country from the Gulf of Mexico to nearly the Canadian border, is an historical great divide. I find it hard to believe the Old Cathedral's claim. There were extensive Spanish Catholic missions in what is now our southwest, particularly in California, in the 17th century.

This picture makes me think of the ethereal abstract beauty of the Arch. It reminds me of the graph of a function from calculus class many, many years ago. I admit that I am obsessed with the Arch. I feel lucky to live and work near such a superb, enormous work of art.


Olivier said...

superbe photo, elle a un coté dramatique. tres bon choix le b&w.
Bon Weekend

superb photograph, it dimensioned dramatic. very good choice the b&w.
Good Weekend

Waldo Oiseau said...

Naturally, another excellent and interesting take on the Arch!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful and dramatic. I love window photos like these.

blueboat said...

Wonderful photo, the arch looks amazing. I've never been lucky enough to see it, but my husband has been to St Louis a few times for work, and tells me it looks absolutely wonderful.

Sasha said...

Oooh I absolutely love this photo! Superb! I absolutely love how, in some of the panes, you can see the true viscous nature of glass.