The Arch

Nearly a year after moving to St. Louis, and B and I finally made our way downtown to pay homage to the famous Gateway Arch. Like in most major cities, parking in the downtown area is horrible, so B and I left our car at a paid garage and strolled down the tree-lined path that led to the stainless steel monument. We decided to skip the tour (and all the annoyingly loud tweens) and took some snaps before heading down to walk by the river. 
We were hoping to catch a boat tour, but we somehow chose the day and time when tours weren't happening. It was a nice enough day, though, so we just ambled on along the shore a bit.
When it got too muggy for us me to be outdoors, B and I made our way to the Old Courthouse across the street from the Arch. This ceiling, you guys. It's even prettier in person. 
The Old Courthouse houses a lot of different exhibits, including a recreation of how the courtroom looked during the Dred Scott trials (the Old Courthouse is where the first three trials were held). However, it seems that the only pictures I took were of those wings that were under construction.  
After a couple of hours exploring the Old Courthouse, B and I headed out for some sunshine and grub, but not before snapping this.

10 comments:

  1. These are really beautiful photos - the interior of that rotunda is gorgeous!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  2. What a marvellous place, so cool :) x

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  3. I've been to the Arch a couple of times, it's very neat! I don't love going up inside that much though, it makes me feel claustrophobic.

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  4. Pretty cool! Yeah, going downtown anywhere even up here sucks for parking haha!

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  5. Beautiful photos! Downtown parking does suck, everywhere, haha. We're going back to Seattle for a short trip soon, and I'm already dreading parking and traffic.

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  6. Looks pretty cool! Thanks for sharing these photos. I've only been in the airport, would love to visit there. :)

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  7. I've always known the arch was huge but wow, that second picture that really gives a great impression for just how high it is! The courthouse looks an interesting place for a visit too!

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  8. wow...i bet it's amazing to see in person. funny how "downtown parking" is universal in that, it's horrible!!

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  9. It's always so weird to see pictures of somewhere you've been but aren't from. I remember driving through on that bridge and seeing the arch. It's so massive. You don't appreciate it till you're on the ground near it. Looks like you guys had a fabulous relaxing day. Was there any history about that ceiling? It's always fascinating to find out a bit about the who, what, when, where and why on murals (is that the proper word for something like that?).

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  10. What a pretty town you live in!

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