Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Local Attractions

Helicopter Ride 2011-11-19 6 Union Station

A couple of quick helicopter pix. As I write this Tuesday night I need to get the post up and start packing. Driving as far as Kansas City today, picking up son Andy when he flies to KC from Chicago early tomorrow morning, then west to Marysville, Kansas, to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with my wife's family. Her mother, Elvira Kruse, turns 93 this weekend.

So anyway - above, St. Louis Union Station. It was once one of the great junctions of the American railway system. It's been rehabbed and has a stunningly beautiful Marriott Hotel in the headhouse, the front part (views of the lobby here and here). The old train shed behind now covers shops and restaurants.

Below, the Edward Jones Dome. A local financial services company bought the naming rights to the venue where the miserable St. Louis Rams play football. Just to the right of that is the convention center. They are contiguous if you need a whole lot of floor space.

Hope to have an Arch picture from the the air tomorrow (hope I have time to write a post in KC tonight). Then we'll have the prairies of Kansas.

Helicopter Ride 2011-11-19 2


Olivier said...

tres belle la premiere photo,et le batiment est magnifique

cieldequimper said...

Both shots are great and give a better sense of the sheer size of the buildings, especially the station.

brattcat said...

love these bird's eye images, bob. safe travels, happy thanksgiving.

Sharon said...

Two more great shots to enjoy! Thanks.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Interesting aerial shots Bob, so weird to see the arch from up here, looking forward to seeing your angle for tomorrow!!

Halcyon said...

Saint Louis also looks great from above!