Sunday, November 05, 2006

Autumn at the Arch

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri was completed in 1965. The 630-foot-tall stainless steel arch was built to commemorate the westward expansion of the United States, with St. Louis as the common point of embarkation.

The Gateway Arch greeted my wife and me as we neared the end of our Phoenix-to-Chicago road trip. We stopped by on a cold, crisp autumn morning to capture the structure on film before beginning the final leg of the journey.

Click on pictures to enlarge. Photographs © 2006 James Jordan.

4 comments:

pinoy stupid said...

Wow. Great photos!

V. Schroeder said...

Really like this shot, the angle with the autumn leaves. I have only seen the Arch as we flew into St. Louis to make a plane change. It was specatcular from the air, hope to see it in person some day.

DaveM said...

Nice shot. I have read about the Arch so good to see it. Thanks

Nick said...

Nice arch images. Really like the bigger one.