Construction on the arch began on February 12, 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965. It was located on the site of the founding of St. Louis on the west bank of the Mississippi river. The arch stands at 630 feet tall. It has a museum below the arch that tells of the history of the area and the westward expansion.
I have been to the top of the arch several times and it is always thrilling (and a bit scary) to ride the jerky little elevator to the top and then look out over St. Louis through the little windows.
|See small windows at top of Arch|
Photographing the Arch
In early September my husband and I went to a Cardinal ballgame one afternoon and before the game we walked the several blocks over to the arch grounds to photograph the arch. It was a beautiful sunny day with some fluffy clouds in the sky. The two photographs above are ones that I took that morning. The first photograph was taken from the top of the steps of the Old Courthouse just across the street from the arch grounds.
That trip got me excited to take more photos of the arch and I decided I would love to capture it in the early morning light just before sunrise. A couple of weeks later my friend and I got up early and took a drive downtown. Here are a few of the photographs I got that morning.
My Arch Photos on Zazzle
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