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A drive up the scenic Mississippi River On the Great River Road

Just north of Alton Illinois are a series of limestone cliffs and bluff that extend for 40-50 miles north along the riverside. They average about 100-150' in height. These caves are at the location of the famous Piasa Bird Cliff Drawing

Happy Easter to those that celebrate it

(constructive critique is welcome)

Coming up:
Small selection of downtown St Louis monuments and landmarks
a small car show
St Louis Air Show - from high up in the hills above the air field: http://www.stlcofair.org/
A tour of the St Louis Botanical Gardens
experiments with lights
experiments with splashes
2008 St Louis Orchid show
Snow sledders having fun
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Mar 24 2008 03:19 GMT Studio88
Cool Bill - Thank You!!! - Tagged it as you suggested ;-))
Mar 24 2008 04:44 GMT roncarlin PRO
I don't want nut'n to do with that bird.
Mar 24 2008 05:35 GMT Wildspirit PRO
This is a great shot of the Piasa Bird...don't you think you might see a bit of Chinese influence?
Mar 24 2008 05:59 GMT Squirrel PRO
GREAT ONE...................................
Mar 24 2008 06:45 GMT PhotoPro PRO
definitely some oriental influence - I wonder how mid-west American Indians got Asian influence in their art in the 1500's??
Mar 24 2008 09:57 GMT senna3
Fantastic photo!
Mar 24 2008 14:07 GMT damansara71
Great one Bill! Nice shadow effects! Is that how it looks like?
Mar 24 2008 16:45 GMT PinkPepperPhoto PRO
When was this painted?? is it old? Great capture.

I wish we had that many children in church each Sunday...........we are lucky to have one. Sad, sad
Mar 24 2008 17:40 GMT PhotoPro PRO
yes - almost exactly.

it's strange because the Piasa faces south and it was a sunny day - so those crevices must be fairly deep
Mar 25 2008 01:47 GMT junne PRO
amazing achievement considering the surface and the location
Mar 25 2008 05:06 GMT PhotoPro PRO
it's really is junne - all the things we take for granted, and I bet you could taken 10,000 random Americans and they would have a tough time figuring out how to do this with 15th or 16th century technology
Mar 25 2008 15:28 GMT Poulet PRO
This is great, Bill!! :))
Mar 26 2008 18:22 GMT Midworlder PRO
Excellent find
Mar 27 2008 15:43 GMT grimp PRO
Interesting tail, double stinging end it seems.