Sunday, January 17, 2016

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2 MODERN MASTERPIECES
BORN IN ST. LOUIS

 The current exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum
features objects and creations
designed and/or created in St. Louis,
from a modern period, mid to late 20th century.

Two famous masterpieces caught my eye:

1.  A 1954 Corvette, credited as the first
    mass market sports car, and built 
    here in St. Louis -- symbolizing
   postwar American properity.

and

2.  The St. Louis Gateway Arch, tallest man-made
     monument in the U.S., stainless steel riverfront
attraction on our riverfront,
      and celebrating 50 years since its completion
October 28, 1965.   Designed by Eero Saarinen.

(Engineering achievement, 630-feet high, 630-feet wide.
1500 visitors can ride the internal elevator cars
to the top to a commanding view from
our "gateway to the west.")

7 comments:

  1. wow St.Louis!!Ionly dream of such places!♥and what a lovely corvette♥i once ahd a Sting Ray Corvette..Beautiful pics Rick!Much love Norway♥

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  2. Nice pictures of two fascinating objects. Have a nice day.
    Boel o Roger

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  3. The arch is quite fantastic. Visited there a few years ago.

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  4. El arco es impresionante, lo del ascensor es increíble...

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  5. É simplesmente maravilhoso Rick!!!
    Beijinhos mil

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  6. Extremely beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs!

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  7. Did not know this monument. I find it fantastic..kiss

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