Saturday, July 17, 2010

June/early-July Redux - PART 2

One of the great things about traveling with my mother-in-law, Shirley, is that she loves taking in the sights by car, whether we're in L.A., Portland, OR, or NYC. Here are some of the highlights from our driving tour of St. Louis. First stop, the Jewel Box, an Art Deco-style structure built in 1936 in Forest Park:

This is a snapshot of the Carl Milles' Fountain and Union Station:

Just north of Union Station is White Knight Diner, the sandwich shop Susan Sarandon made famous in White Palace. I ate there way too much when I worked downtown. They serve a mean grilled cheese on rye...

...but we opted for lunch at Schlafly's instead. According to their Web site, it's Missouri's first brewpub.
The chauffer, aka Seth, aka Mr. Rachel Corbett

Back in the car...this is the old Kiel Opera House, which barely escaped the wrecking ball when the Scotttrade Center arena was built. Glad it did. I saw the Pixies here when they opened for Love and Rockets way back when. It was a great show!

No trip to St. Louis is complete without seeing the arch. For your viewing pleasure, the Gateway to the West as seen looking east:

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