16 July, 2012

{picture perfect} 2: Gateway Arch

Copyright © 2012 Thomas G. Brown
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis looking up but southerly.
Early morning in late May, 2005.
Rising sun reflected on the eastern side.

If you can see a thin dark line near the upper edge but on the western side and opposite the sun, you're looking at the observation windows at the top.

The ride up is just weird, by the way. It's like riding in a dryer without the spin. You're seated in a small round car that is free to rotate as you ascend; that way your feet and the floor they are on remain underneath you - a good thing.