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cairistiona7 in photo_scavenger

Arch...

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where you can pretty much swing a stick in any direction and hit an arch.

The base of the Eads Bridge:

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The rest of the bridge:

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And of course, there's this...


The Gateway Arch, which is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial along the Mississippi River downtown.

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As seen from the Mississippi River (we were taking a short sightseeing cruise on the Becky Thatcher):
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I love the Gateway Arch. I was only in St Louis once and didn't have the opportunity to do more than look on from afar, but it's a magnificent concept. It was just added to the World Monuments Fund 2014 list of endangered monuments last week.

Love the bridge arches too. Hmmm...think I'll need to find something quite marvelous to bead your photo this week - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
I'm sure you'll come up with some very nice photos. :)

The Arch is beautiful, isn't it? I've been up to the top several times--always a treat.

That's interesting about the endangered monuments list. In doing a little reading, it's in no danger of falling down or collapsing, but apparently the National Parks Service nominated it so that the corrosion issues can be looked into by outside sources. I do know that starting soon they'll be re-vamping the Arch grounds, to connect it better with the downtown area that includes the Old Courthouse and Busch Stadium.
What an excellent selection. That new one is very impressive. I especially like your first picture of it. Although the Gateway Arch does make me think of Wembley!
I especially like your first picture of it. Although the Gateway Arch does make me think of Wembley!

Thanks! That type of arch is so graceful, wherever it's used. I'm just glad that St. Louis only has a single arch, or it would look like a giant advertisement for McDonalds....

(http://www.top50states.com/images/sfq6.jpg)
The Gateway Arch is so gorgeous and futuristic.
It really is a nice landmark, I've always thought. Gives St. Louis a nice distinctive look (though, as expected, when it was first built, a lot of traditionalists hated it... and even to this day, I *still* run across the odd article that claims it "killed" downtown because they tore down all the historic warehouses that lined the riverfront in order to build it. They conveniently overlook the fact that in areas where the "historic" buildings remain just a few blocks north and south of the Arch, they're all falling to pieces and unused and contributing to the general dereliction of neighborhoods... eh, don't get me started! LOL)
A great collection, but the Gateway Arch is really one of a kind. Your pics really do him credit.
Thank you! I really do like the Arch... there's a TV program that came out last year, one of those "post apocalyptic" things that was set in St. Louis, and they had a CGI of the Arch broken up but still standing. I hated seeing it that way!
Nice set of arches:)
Thank you!
Love the Gateway Arch.
I always have, too. :)