I guess I have never done a real post on the Saint Louis Art Museum, save for one post years ago right before construction began on the new wing, forever covering up the southeastern entrance. As many people might know,… Continue Reading
A long time ago, Kingshighway went straight north, and then doglegged right in front of Barnes Hospital, before turning right in front of Forest Park (did you know technically there are a couple of acres of Forest Park east of… Continue Reading
See one of the ancient Roman inspirations for this building, the Basilica of Constantine and Maxentius, in this post from September 2018.
Update: See more extensive photos of the museum here.
What was once clearly in Forest Park, this rock now sits in a traffic island just to the south.
The use of the ornamental terracotta on the interior is interesting; perhaps the reason is that the entryway was originally open to the elements.
Once described as an old-fashioned interstate, Forest Park Parkway seems almost an afterthought after the construction of Interstate Highway System. Its curves cut through Forest Park, before ending unceremoniously at I-170. The century old bridges that carry surface streets over… Continue Reading