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Old May 22, 2004, 1:02 PM   #1
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Let's try this. Looking staright down from the observation deck of the St Louis Arch. You can see the base and a the shadow of the archway.


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Old May 22, 2004, 1:06 PM   #2
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GREAT angle! i love how you can see the shadow of it too!! well done
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Old May 22, 2004, 1:09 PM   #3
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Nice shot, mind you don't fall. :-)
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Old May 22, 2004, 6:27 PM   #4
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This is an excellent picture, Selvin, good enough that I can't look at it again because I'm one of those people who get a very bad off-balance feeling when looking down from a height. I just got that off-balance feeling, so I'd say your photo really works.:sad:
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Old May 22, 2004, 11:10 PM   #5
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Aside from the angle, potential to experience vertigo and the guts it took to lean out and take this shot, I really like the apparent texture / color differences in the panels of the arch. I never realized there was a difference. Thought they were all identical surfaced stainless sheet. They almost look like random tile or brick....I'd like to see more shots of the arch from other angles also....maybe I'll have to take a cruise down there one day.....
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Let me set the record straight ...

Barbara, like you I'm chicken hearted when it comes to heights.

The observation deck atop the Arch is not an open area. I don't think they want to risk the liability. You actually ride up inside the arch using a special tiny elevator which takes you all the way to the top. If you have claustrophobia it is not a recommended site you want to visit.

At the top there isan observation area or deck which has windows that look like they are bullet proof. You peer through these thick windows.

The windows are very thick so taking pictures thru them is a bit tricky but is possible. Yes, you can get vertigo looking down, it's a looong.. way down.

Here's a shot of the surrounding scenery:



Rg, yes, the stainless steel pieces do have diffrent extures to them, there are a few more pictures of the general area here:

http://www.pbase.com/selvin/st_louis

I didn't take too many pics while there.

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Your description makes me realizeI'd go up there and take pictures too, Selvin. Yes, I'd get a little light-headed, but it would be worth it.
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