Bridge to Nowhere

A lone bridge leading (literally) to nowhere at a local Park. St. Louis, MO.

 

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Charleston, WV

Took a road trip over to Charleston, WV, this past weekend hoping to see some nice Fall colors. Wasn’t too impressed by them, however in all fairness, they haven’t gotten a lot of rain, and not much colder weather either. It was actually 91 degrees on this day. Nonetheless, it was a nice trip, and of course, you can’t beat the beauty of West Virginia!

 

My final posting of The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

Belleville, IL

The Annunciation Garden stands majestically on a hill overlooking the Main Shrine. The larger-than-life sculptures of the Blessed Virgin and the Angel Gabriel are mounted on a stone wall. It is located at the highest elevation of the Shrine, affording a panoramic view of much of the Shrine property.

Each hour is dramatically marked by the tolling of four large bells installed in a reflection pool. The bells, cast in Germany, were a gift from St. Bruno’s Parish, Chicago, Illinois. William Severson designed the copper Byzantine turrets that encase the bells. A fountain placed in the center of the pool enhances the refreshing setting.