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Pam Mar 7 2011 06:55 PM

61 : 7 March 2011 - Arches
Arches open for posting

Bob12 Mar 7 2011 08:58 PM

Re: 61 : 7 March 2011 - Arches

Hans Mar 8 2011 06:22 AM

Re: 61 : 7 March 2011 - Arches
One of my most favourite photo of last year's vacation in the US is an arch but not from Arches NP but Mesa Arch in nearby Canyonlands NP:


A year earlier I shot this string of arches (I have many arches photos as they appeal to me) at the ancient city of Pergamom, current bergama, in Turkey. People kindly obliged me by getting out of the picture behind each arch but I did need a little help of my guide (who was far more vocal) until I shouted the "all clear" :)


blondmom989 Mar 8 2011 07:43 AM

Re: 61 : 7 March 2011 - Arches
Like Hans I have hundreds of photos of Arches (my choice of topic), so choosing only two was tough. So I chose one natural and one man made

Arches National Park, Moab, Utah, USA
ArchB by blondmom989, on Flickr

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
St.LouisArch by blondmom989, on Flickr

Hans Mar 8 2011 01:13 PM

Re: 61 : 7 March 2011 - Arches
Good gracious, that gateway arch looks huge!

Bob12 Mar 8 2011 02:59 PM

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It is. At 630 feet (192 meters), it is the tallest monument in the United States. The Statue of Liberty easily fits under it.

Allen Mar 8 2011 05:55 PM

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At the Gateway Arch in 2003.

The St. Louis Gateway Arch is not only 630 feet high, it's also 630 feet across at the bottom. The way the legs actually taper toward the top adds to the illusion that it's taller than it is.

This pic was taken with a Sony Mavica CD camera, 2.1 megapixel. That's why it's a grainy pic.

GinnyStar Mar 8 2011 09:24 PM

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Nice images folks, :blush: I when pass St Lous, on the way to Iowa, via 18 wheels, and load with my father, one summer, my first trip with him, it also the trip I read Dragonsdawns my first 'real' bought Anne book, on my Senior Class trip to MN, not that I'm belitling second hand shops, for that were I found many good book.

Farclas Mar 9 2011 07:38 AM

Guarded by dragons
A 'close' just below the castle on Edinburgh's Royal Mile -



blondmom989 Mar 21 2011 03:39 PM

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How fun to see photos of the St Louis Arch by someone else.

Hmm.. Hans do you think it would be rude of me to just yell "Everyone get out of my picture"? (rhetorical question)

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