A video my Grandpa took! Topping of the St. Louis Arch, October 28, 1965.
This is a video my Grandpa shot of the last piece of the St. Louis Arch going into place (he calls it "topping of the arch") on October 28, 1965. In 1987, he converted the reel footage (taken with a Kodak recorder) into VHS while recording sound from his record player and his voice. The original footage on the reel was silent movie. Grandpa remarks in the video that "my crew put the service in there that operates that place." Grandpa worked for Union Electric.
I am so blessed to have many old reel videos from my Grandpa. I hope to convert more to computer format soon and share them with you. My Grandpa always had to be the first one to have all the new techy equipment. I wonder where my genes and my love for techy stuff came from? Hmmmmm!
On Friday, August 27, 2010, I traveled to St. Louis for the Kelby Training. While there, hubby and I took a walk down to the river front and I took some photos of the arch. This was four photos which I took while laying on the ground and I stitched them together.
The was three photos which I took from a hillside and then I stitched them together.
Our walk started from Laclede's Landing and I took this photo with the arch in the background.
The park walk from Laclede's Landing to the arch is a beautiful one through trees growing right through the sidewalk.
There is a lake which guides the path of the walkway. In this shot, the glare through the trees is actually the sun bouncing off the arch.
Here is another shot of the lake along the park walk.
Sometimes you just have to hug the arch.
This is a photo of the river front from the base of the arch looking east. We always have to reflect that this same water will soon be flowing by our home down river in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
This is a shot taken from the base of the arch looking into the western sunset and the old historic St. Louis courthouse.
So, I took a shot looking to the east and to the west from the base of the arch, so how about one looking straight up!
I snapped this photo on our walk back to the parking garage.