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The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle …   Leave a comment

… can be found in Collinsville/Illinois:

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The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle

For more about this roadside sight, check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 9 [St. Louis/MO to Hermann/MO]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Two Symbols of Unity   2 comments

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US Flag Framed by the Gateway Arch, St. Louis/Missouri

St. Louis/MO – The Old Courthouse Mirrored [Take Two]   11 comments

Here’s another picture of how the Old Courthouse in St. Louis/MO is mirrored in the glass facade of the adjacent building:

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The Old Courthouse Mirrored in the Facade of the UMB Bank

More about the (importance in history) of the Old Courthouse in St. Louis/MO here, in my acount of day 8 of our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ last year in October.

St. Louis/MO – The Old Courthouse Mirrored   4 comments

Old and new – especially with the old mirrored in the new – present a very interesting contrast in St. Louis/Missouri:

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The Old Courthouse Mirrored in the Facade of the UMB Bank

More about the (importance in history) of the Old Courthouse in St. Louis/MO here, in my acount of day 8 of our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ last year in October.

Gateway Arch, St. Louis/MO   11 comments

From whichever perspective you look at it: the Gateway Arch in St. Louis/MO is a fascinating edifice:

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Gateway Arch, St. Louis/MO

St. Louis: Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse   2 comments

On our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ we had a perfect day in St. Louis/MO, including a tour of the St. Louis waterfront on a paddle-wheeler:

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The Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse

For more information about our day in St. Louis check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 8 [ St. Louis]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News“.

 

 

Gateway Arch and Downtown St. Louis   2 comments

On our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ we had a perfect day in St. Louis/MO, including a tour of the St. Louis waterfront on a paddle-wheeler:

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Gateway Arch & Downtown St. Louis

For more information about our day in St. Louis check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 8 [ St. Louis]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Dogleg Bridge   2 comments

As mentioned in my previous posting, the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is quite unique as it has a dogleg [20-degree bend] right in the middle:

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A Bridge with a Dogleg

The reason for this unique feature: the planners had to allow for

  • a 90-degree angle for barges passing underneath, directly into or with the flow of the Mississippi, and
  • putting the foundations on solid rock.

For more information about this bridge check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [ Old Chain of Rocks Bridge]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

 

Part of the Old Route 66   11 comments

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, crossing the Mississippi above-river of St. Louis, linking Missouri and Illinois. In the olden days the famous Route 66 lead  over it, and today it’s part of the fantastic (bicycling-) trails in the vicinity of St. Louis:

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Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Missouri Side

For more about my day on the trails around St. Louis/MO and Collinsville/IL, and about these fantastic rail trails, check out  „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7“

in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs/AR [3]   2 comments

To me, the design of the Quapaw bathhouse definitely looks Turkish:

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The Quapaw Bathhouse

For more about Bathhouse Row, check out my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 3 (Afternoon and Evening) [Hot Springs/AR]“ in my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

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