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stlouis missouri usa sky sunset lighting FunFriday Landmark2Friday 072509

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Didn't have a chance to get out this week, so I went into the archives - probably the singular most iconic landmark in St. Louis - The Jefferson Memorial Gateway Arch (630 feet) a couple of trams shuttle people up to the very top where there are viewing windows on both east and west sides.

Have a fantastic weekend!

(constructive critique is welcome)

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Nov 16 2012 09:17 GMT hans55 PRO
a fantastic landmark entry !!!
Nov 16 2012 09:44 GMT MargNZ
Marvellous entry Bill :)
Nov 16 2012 11:01 GMT Papagena
An impressive landmark well captured in a summer evening Bill !!
Nov 16 2012 11:05 GMT Papagena
Btw. You should change the tag "landmarkfriday2". First I made the same mistake !! ;o)
Nov 16 2012 13:47 GMT fotoloekb PRO
Great entry for thr theme Bill!
A nice taken nightshot!
Nov 16 2012 18:03 GMT Annamaria
Stunning shot, Bill! Lovely colours and beautiful silhouettes!!
Nov 17 2012 03:07 GMT fhelsing PRO
a wonderful night shot!
Nov 17 2012 03:51 GMT Midworlder PRO
Your icon
Nov 22 2012 21:23 GMT Adamus
Beautiful entry.
Nov 25 2012 18:54 GMT pauli3522
Nov 27 2012 21:01 GMT gtc126
Dec 01 2012 17:58 GMT junne PRO
there is something like an elevator inside that is going all the way to the top. ? or like a ski lift ?
Dec 04 2012 08:10 GMT PhotoPro PRO
It is like a set of connected 4-5 person enclosed trams each with their own doors. Probably 15 on each site of the Arch, running independently. There are also stairs on each side with access to the tram and any other parts inside the Arch that may need maintenance.
This is from Wikipedia:
Each tram is a chain of eight egg-shaped, five-seat compartments with a small window on the doors. As each tram has a capacity of 40 passengers and there are two trams, 80 passengers can be transported at one time, with trams departing from the ground every 10 minutes. The cars swing like Ferris-wheel cars as they ascend and descend the arch. This fashion of movement gave rise to the idea of the tram as "half-Ferris wheel and half-elevator." The trip to the top takes four minutes, and the trip down takes three minutes. At the top, passengers disembark to a 65 feet (20 m)-long observation area.
Dec 08 2012 06:20 GMT losp
Very beautiful .. Great shot !
Jan 08 2013 09:27 GMT janos
Jan 12 2013 15:47 GMT Wildspirit PRO
I never went o.n the tram
...great shot Bill..
Jan 14 2013 01:21 GMT PhotoPro PRO
Oh Jim, it is well worth it - the view from 630' east and west is awesome!!