22 October, 2009

The View from the Other Side of the Mississippi River - Sky Watch Friday



This image of the Saint Louis Gateway Arch was taken on the metrolink from the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. Do click on it to enlarge.  It is difficult to get a full on shot of the image as the structure is so large.  Actually the Illinois side provides the best unobscured view(s) of the Arch whereas on the Missouri side you have the tall buildings encroaching on three sides and there is not enough room on the river side to capture the Arch, all 630 feet in its full glory. My apologies for the glare and dirty window of metrolink. For detailed information on the history of the Gateway Arch, please click through to my post Saint Louis-Gateway to the West .

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Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend everyone.

59 comments:

James said...

I like this picture very much. The lighting is pleasant. It looks like you found a great place to take this excellent picture.

Esther Garvi said...

What a beautiful view!

Gaelyn said...

A great skyline and the arch seems to reach up into the beautiful sky like a rainbow. Excellent capture even with dirty windows.

Sylvia K said...

I love it! What a terrific shot! Great composition! And, as Gaelyn said, the dirty window doesn't spoil a thing!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Grace Olsson said...

beautiful view...
BUt I think so taht I can touch the building..great

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VALKYRIEN said...

What a beautiful view! A great skyline, and the arch is awesome! Dirt? ...didn't see anything, too busy admireing the great view!
Happy SkyWatch!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Stunning!

Carver said...

That's a great view of the sky and the city.

earthtoholly said...

Beautiful shot, Erin. I took some pics of the Arch about five years ago, but they didn't have the awesome sky you've captured here. Great job!

Tom said...

What a fantastic view to have captured.... stunning

Daryl said...

Oh I like this a lot, Erin, what a spectacular view!

Jane said...

Great shot Erin, its always difficult to capture through a window, the arch makes an interesting subject and the sky is nice behind it. Thanks for sharing and dropping by my blog:)

Photo Cache said...

that's postcard image right there. great job. couldn't get any better than this.

Martha Z said...

Perfect framing from the train, great.

John said...

Great shot and view!

Eric said...

WOW, very good composition here, well done!!!

Have a nice SWF.

Eric

Rob Inukshuk said...

Simply wonderful and the first time I've seen it from that angle.

Light and Voices said...

Nice skywatch post!
Joyce M

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful view. Great shot.
Luiz Ramos

J Bar said...

Great skywatch.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Annie said...

wow. I am amazed. you took this from a moving train?

amazing! again!

Thanks for visiting my very ordinary sky photos (by comparison) !

;-)

Always lovely to catch up here!

Regina said...

Wow. Such a fantastic capture.
Have a great weekend.

Lew said...

Delightful image of this famous landmark! It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to St Louis.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shot. We were there last week and I wanted to get a shot from the Illinois side of the river but we had a lot to do and the weather was a little cold.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Erin: What a neat look at the arch, thanks for sharing your trip.

Arija said...

The parabola looks great against the sky.

Tammie Lee said...

that sky is a bit fairy tale like against the city sky!
Spirithelpers

Pearl Maple said...

That is a lovely view, the arch does make for a pretty addition to the sky line.

Ebie said...

Perfect shot, and I do not even see any dirt. The arch is just towering so high! Great skyline!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I've seen this on so many blogs now that I instantly recognise it as the icon of St Louis.

RuneE said...

It looked LARGE!. I hope you don't have to climb it to get across...

koala said...

Wow, an impressive structure and yet so unknown. thanks for sharing it with us.

chubskulit said...

Wow I love that gateway arch, so grand looking!

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Postcards from Wildwood said...

Great capture. It's a wonderful structure. Well done to get it from the metrolink!
janice.

Hilda said...

It's an awesome structure, and congratulations on getting a picture of the whole thing!

Happy SWF and happy weekend!

diane said...

That is one impressive Arch. Great shot from a train.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

It's simply beautiful.
The giant arch gives the skyline something special.
Enjoy your weekend!

arabesque said...

the inverted U makes all the difference! magnificent foto...

Gattina said...

Wow that looks really very impressive !

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow! great capture

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for the visit and comment on my float plane post. I've driven through town once and saw the arch. It is an amazing sight rising on the horizon.

Louise said...

This is a fantastic picture. You are right about where to get the picture. I grew up in MO and visited St. Louis a lot in my younger days. The best view I ever got of the full arch was when I was driving in IL.

Karen said...

That archway looks so dramatic against the sky...

Great shot..

Carletta said...

Awesome shot and I really thought you had used a soft focus effect!
Lovely shot!

chrome3d said...

I think it worked out just fine even if you took it from a moving metro and through the window. Very enjoyable view.

Alexander said...

Beautiful shot of the Arch! Very lovely.

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
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Baruch said...

A great SWF contribution

Barb said...

Erin - The muted light just enriches the photo! Great capture of the famous arch.

uncleawang said...

This is beautiful !!.

FA said...

Great shot. I thought the dirty windows was a photo shop enhancement. It definitely gives it another dimension. Thanks for visiting Monastery Daily Photo.

MedaM said...

What an impressive arch! Beautiful composition on the photo, the light and soft shades of blue color. Great photo as always!

Janie said...

Beautiful capture! The light, the buildings, the arch, the sky. All are just perfect.

lisaschaos said...

Very pretty! I love going up in the arch and looking around. :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love that photo, very dramatic.

Gill in Canada

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Someday, I will be lucky enough to experience this view. This photo made my day!

Dewdrop said...

Wonderfully composed! That could be a postcard!

Wren said...

A different take on a classic scene - well done!

Vicky said...

Beautiful shot, fantastic view. The sky is very dramatic. Thanks for sharing

Romantic bed and breakfasts said...

The St. Louis Gateway Arch is an elegant monument to westward expansion in the USA. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, the 630-foot tall stainless steel arch rises above the city skyline. The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial consists of the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion, and St. Louis' Old Courthouse.