Friday, July 17, 2009

Live, From St. Louis!

It is I, Green Tortuga, live from St. Louis! =) Let's see.... we've already been busted by security guards. I wanted to get a picture of the arch through an arch, and they told me no photos. Blah. Come ON?! No photos of the arch?! So I moved on and took photos elsewhere, but I never did get one of the arch through another arch. Maybe next time.....

I don't have much time right now, and I don't dare leave any letterboxers alone to plot against me, but I wanted to share a couple of my photos at least. The arch is kind of a boring picture all by itself, and if you're too close, it's hard to get the whole thing in the photo anyhow. I found this angle with the lamp post in the foreground that I thought gave it a lot of character.

A bunch of us also took the tram to the top. Most people looked at the view through tiny windows. Positively claustrophobic up there! I looked at the view too, but I wanted to see straight down. Doesn't seem like most people were doing that, so here's my picture from the top looking straight down over 600 feet. I really needed a wide-angle lens to really get the effect, but it was wide enough to barely get the base of both sides of the arch in the photo. The people at the bottom can't even be seen in the photo they're so small!

Now it's time for me to find some boxes and boxers. To plot and have fun. Farewell! =)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have a great time, wish I could be there!!
Ona Journey

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous!!! Hope you all have a good time.
zoemomma

Kristin aka kjnohr aka Trekkie Gal said...

Would we plot against you? :D

Anonymous said...

not plot against just throw confetti at.... LOL

GG

Downtown said...

I have one I took last week from inside the metro station; the top of the window is cut off a bit. I might have some older ones--I'll post them. (or submit to the photo contests :-) )
Homebody

Mary Gerber said...

My laptop should be up and running in about a week, so I'll be sure to post the contraband pictures of the Arch in the Arch then. I asked another guard about that and she told me it was against the rules due to 9/11. Apparently there is a real fear of wacky tourist using the pictures to help plot terrorist attacks on mass transit systems.