Saturday, October 22, 2011

St. Louis, MO

Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO
After working in the area for three weeks I finally had a chance to see downtown St. Louis yesterday.  The weather was perfect and people were out sporting their Cardinals paraphernalia.  We didn't didn't have a plan for checking out the city other than to see the Gateway Arch and walk around the city.  I was extremely impressed by the arch.  Not only was it far larger than I had imagined it was very elegant and an engineering marvel.  Wikipedia has a fairly extensive article about the arch and its symbolism if you are interested.

We also visited the historic court house of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.  This court house now serves as a Museum of westward expansion containing exhibits about the history of St. Louis and the American expansion to into the "Wild West".

Gateway Arch at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Historic St. Louis Court House

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