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Last month, during that travel from Wisconsin to Texas road trip that we did, we had the chance to stopped by St. Louis and enjoyed touring The Gateway Arch at the Riverfront. We were planning to climb up the 630 feet structure but our schedule of going there without purchasing a ticket first failed us. We arrived there at 4pm, but all tickets have been sold out. It was a disappointment to my daughter Triz as she badly wanted to experience what it was like being on top. Anyhow, I’ll try to succeed next time.
The Gateway Arch, taken while we were still driving along I-44 E going to the Riverfront.
Wikipedia described this magnificent structure as follows:
The Gateway Arch is an arch that is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri. It was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States. At 630 feet (192 m), it is the tallest man-made monument in the United States, Missouri’s tallest accessible building, and the largest architectural structure designed as a weighted or flattened catenary arch. The arch is located at the site of St. Louis’ foundation, on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
The Gateway Arch visitors: The husband, Triz, Tiara on the stroller, my cousin Shiela and her husband Rod
The arch is actually so tall that even from afar, my 24mm lens couldn’t capture it from bottom to top. And because there were no tickets available for us anymore, we just explored the arch’s foot and ground and took a whole lot of snaps of and with it.
The arch’s peak
The arch seal
Love this photo I took of them at the very base of the Arch
Triz and the super towering Gateway Arch
The travelholics; used to be 3 but now 4!
…and I wanted a snap of me and the Arch, too! 🙂
It was Fall when we hit St. Louis so I have had some pretty good snaps of a Missouri Autumn.
This was my third time of stepping foot on this magnificent and enormous attraction in St. Louis. The first two– the husband and I didn’t have our daughters yet. Now, it’s more delightful to check out a great place because there’s not only me and the husband who’ll enjoy but also our super travel junkie daughters.
You can check the Gateway Arch here if you have inquiries or you want a virtual tour.