Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gateway to the West

I made a visit to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, constructed from 1963 to 1965. It is 630 feet wide at the base and stands 630 feet tall, making it the tallest monument in the United States.

The street along the waterfront was entirely flooded.

The arch is laid out in a park and a mall leads up to the old courthouse in the city.

Sometimes looking up at the arch can make you dizzy.

Later, we went to the zoo. Maddie and I rode the train.


Pcasso said...

Isn't that a wonderful zoo! We have many fond memories from that special place. I'm sure that your little princess had fun!

Gramma said...

I love your pictures!

Courageous Grace said...

Did you go up in the arch? I did and it made me so sick because it sways. I could barely bring myself to step out of the elevator.

Glad to year you had fun, and Maddy is getting cuter and cuter!