Marie was right! The mystery object earlier this week is indeed the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
Over the fourth of July weekend my friend Donna and I met up in St. Louis for a holiday weekend of Americana. Our first stop was the arch and the rest of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The arch has a timeless look about it. You would almost think it was there before St. Louis was settled, but it is actually fairly new. Well, it's newer than me, which makes it a youngster.
To get to the top of the arch you follow the tour guide to a tiny little door. While waiting you chuckle to yourself and wonder if a dozen clowns will come out when the doors open. When the doors open and you see that the little pod (that's a model in the last photo) seats five adults you chuckle no more! It makes for a cozy, four minute, half-escalator, half-elevator, half-ferris wheel, ride to the top.
Back on the ground we were treated to a practice run for the air show that was to take place that weekend.
Views from the top coming next.