Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Verticals and Curves

A worker applies a fresh coat of white paint to the Old Court House, begun in 1829 and built in stages over the next few decades. The banner on the lamp post advertises the exhibits in the Court House and those in the interesting museum below the Arch. Collectively, they are known as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, managed by the National Parks Service. The Arch is often referred to as the Gateway Arch, literally the gateway to the west. It commemorates American westward expansion, begun in the early 19th Century during the administration of Thomas Jefferson. (At whose expense?)


Olivier said...

coup double : une bonne photo et tu continues en douce ta serie sur l'arche. mais on la voit de partout dans la ville ?

double blow: a good photograph and you continuous into soft your series on the arch. but one sees it everywhere in the city?

U "R" Us AKA Captain Crowe said...

Love it. I'm always nudging my frame around to fit such lines into it perfectly. May be genetic.

Waldo Oiseau said...

Wow, this is another amazing capture! Excellent perspective!

Sasha said...

Are they repainting the court house right now? I don't get downtown much So I really have no clue how current this is. I really like the banner, though. If I was a more reckless person I might try to steal it and hang it on my wall!

Bob Crowe said...

Shoosh - I actually shot this back in May. I'm about to take a couple of weeks off and I'm going crazy at work getting everything finished. I've taken few pictures lately so I had to pull something out of the archives.

There there were these blue cranes all around the Old Court House, which looked pretty cool against the white walls. That was finished by June.

Don't try to steal the banner - it was about 20 feet up the light pole.

Sasha said...

Eh, I can stand on my friend's shoulders!

I haven't taken many pictures lately either, been pretty busy, though I imagine not nearly as busy as you. I hope you have fun on your time off!