It’s cute how the groundskeepers have cut an arch into the outfield grass as a tribute to St. Louis’ most famous landmark.
If you’ve been to St. Louis, you’ve probably visited the St. Louis Gateway Arch, the tallest man made monument in the United States, which is located in Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
And if you’ve visited the Arch, you’ve probably had your photo taken with the famous landmark. At least, you tried to have that photo taken.
The St. Louis Arch is 630 feet high and just as wide. You could put two football fields end-to-end between the bases of the Arch.
It’s a magnificent structure that is almost impossible to photograph while visiting it. Many tourists end up taking a shot of themselves at the base of the arch, which looks like a stainless steel.
A few years ago, authorities finally opened a viewing deck, but some think the best way to photograph the Arch is from the roof of the nearby Ramada Hotel.
From that vantage point, you can have your photographer position the Arch over your shoulder as he or she snaps a photo.
You see, sometimes the best way to see something is to step away from it.
-Michael Angelo Caruso, Author and speaker, Royal Oak, Michigan