Art and beauty, travel

Gateway Arch – St. Louis

One of those attractions everyone wants to see in person.

I went twice. The museum inside closed both times.

The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot (192 m) monument in St. LouisMissouri …

… the world’s tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere 

Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States

The monument opened to the public on June 10, 1967 …

The reality is better than the images.

Lovely green, clean walking, running, cycling pathways on the banks of the mighty Mississippi right downtown.

Like many of the great monuments around the world at any given time, it was under renovation.

Would it be better if it had crossed the river?

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