Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pic Today 5/5/11












MISSISSIPPI RIVER MANSION

This fabulous mansion overlooks
the mighty Mississippi River in St. Louis.

Built on bluffs, overlooking the river
in an historic part of the city,
there are still 19th-century "captain's mansions"
side-by-side with modern estates, like this one.

At a recent dinner reception and barbecue,
a wealthy gallery owner showed off his new home,
which included a spacious living room,
well equipped kitchen and bar,
modern art in every nook and cranny,
multi-level balcony and patio area
for riverside dining and a magnificent view.

With the Mississippi at "flood stage",
the river barges were a stone's throw from every vista.
Less than 100 years ago, mighty "paddle wheeler" steam boats
churned up and down this great river,
carrying freight, passengers and a gambler or two.

My favorite touch . . .
a 100-year old oak tree next to the dining porch.

What a house. What a river. What a view!





7 comments:

  1. For a moment I thought it was your house, ha ha ha ... the house is beautiful ... thanks for the story!
    Kisses friend!

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  2. Una casa preciosa y con unas vistas fantásticas, como me gustaría tener una así, geniales fotos amigo Rick, un abrazo para ti

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  3. hello!
    glad to hear the weather is getting better.
    i meant to visit you earlier but i got some blog hacked problem :(
    sorry...

    i hope you are well!

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  4. Vaya fotos más bonitas, te felicito por ellas.

    Saludos.

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  5. I was wondering if it was your home, a resort or what. Lovely views and more.

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  6. seems like a really very nice place...

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