Thursday, June 9, 2011

Storm clouds at the Gateway Arch

St. Louis, Missouri

I have a habit of taking way too many pictures of huge man made structures. It's just like when I'm near the Eiffel tower I just can't stop clicking. Look how tiny the woman looks below the arch.
The Gateway Arch also known as The Gateway to the West was built in 1965 and 630 feet tall. The arch is reflective and I noticed that it changes color though out the day. I also took some shots at sunset when the arch was a golden color.

I enjoyed Newtown but it's great to be back home especially because the weather has been so great. Newport Beach 67F vs Newtown 97F.

22 comments:

  1. Glad you are home. Lovely weather. It is 103 in DC. Great picture of the arch one of my favorites monuments in the US.

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  2. Welcome home to the Left Coast, the Best Coast! Great photo of the Arch.

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  3. Glad to hear you made it safe! Your timing is very good, we just had a doozie of a thunderstorm, complete with hail :-(

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  4. Hello, James.
    The creativity of America is grand.
    Rather it is divine.

    How was it made?
    The creation of the process attracts me.

    Thank you.
    The good weekend.
    ruma

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  5. That's a big thing! Changing colour like that...could be an artificial rainbow then. A great pic, glad you made it home.

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  6. Glad that you are getting settled, James, and how wonderful to get home to moderate weather!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  7. I always thought it was always a golden color. Now I know better. (And it is HUGE.)
    Glad you got home safely.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  8. Hey James...
    Man, that is one moody looking sky!
    nice pice!

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  9. I'd like to be under that arch! It must be so impressive!
    So you're safe at home?.. Gosh, what a travel you made!It must be good to be arrived .Now will come a good time:back to family, decorating the new home,beginning to write the next page of your life!I wish everything good for Vic and you in this new life!

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  10. Looks like storm clouds. Just back from NYC and Atlanta; from 97 down to 61 in UK.

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  11. What a great structure! It must look amazing in diferent colours...

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  12. This structure is spectacular and your shot is wonderful.
    Glad to know you are at home. Good news!
    :)
    Léia

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  13. wow...

    Stunning shot : that look so gigantic ! Vertiginous...

    So James ! I glad to hear at least from you ! (strange thing that you can only post comment anonymously...)

    Sooooo ?! How is the new place ? Do you like it ? Are your cat's and Vickie with you now ? Is everyone happy ?

    Dont forget to check my old particpation, when you will have some time (of course ! You must be exausted, between the moving and the travel) :

    I have submitted some very knight reflections (http://lunedemaledaumon.blogspot.com/2011/06/weekend-reflection-contest-medieval.html) And I put a bunch of picture from the Bayeux Tapestry (here for the weekend reflection contest http://lunedemaledaumon.blogspot.com/2011/05/la-tapisserie-de-bayeux.html, and here for picture of the tapestry itself : http://lunedemaledaumon.blogspot.com/search/label/Tapisserie : those are very rare noxw that it is forbidden to take picture inside the museum...)

    See ya !

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  14. Great photo James! It feels good to me home huh.

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  15. That's a cool shot. The girl makes it happen. It almost looks impossible, but I know the arch really looks like that.
    David/ Houston B&W

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  16. What a beautiful arch and photo!

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  17. What a great shot James - the way the light catches the structure it looks somewhere between a manmade and a living creation! Plus the scale provided by the figure is perfection!

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  18. WOW!
    Spectacular shot, honey!

    Warm hugs.
    Nice Week.

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  19. I know I already commented on this post, but it just hit me...
    Did you move back to OC?

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  20. Boy I sure missed a lot of what's been going on with online friends. I got pretty behind with blogging this spring. I can't blame you for enjoying your weather. Ugh. This humidity is awful.

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