Steps to the Gateway Arch by barnsis

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The Gateway Arch in down town St. Louis Missouri is the tallest national monument in the USA and the tallest monument made of stainless steel in the world. It is 630 feet tall and 630 feet wide at the base. The Arch sits just off of the Mississippi River and Fourth Street runs between the arch and the river.

The steps that go from Fourth Street up to the base of the Arch are wider than the base of the arch. The South Leg of the arch is seen behind the person walking up the steps. By my count some years ago when I walked down the steps there are 60 steps, each step wider than they are tall. This makes for uneven climbing because of the shorter rise and wider base of each step than we normally use.

It is a great place for exercise and often used by those who live and work in down town St. Louis. The man climbing the steps will give you an idea of how huge this set of steps are!

A view of the Gateway Arch from across the Mississippi River.

Nikon D40X on auto

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  • BarbL
    BarbLover 3 years ago

    Looks like a heart attack just waiting to happen in MY book!! Nice angle for this shot, though…love the lines that are intersected by the arch and the round building behind. Well taken, bro!

  • They are not bad coming down ☺ Thank you Sis, the steps are so close to the river front which drops down very fast that it is nearly impossible to get a good shot of the entire stair system. The round building is a hotel. The image was taken February 4, 2008 ☺ Reviving some old ones.

    – barnsis

  • Susan S. Kline
    Susan S. Klineover 3 years ago

    Very cool! I still haven’t been to St. Louis!

  • Thank you, I can give you a list of places to go ☺☺

    – barnsis

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    You would have to be very fit to climb that lot, excellent capture Byron and a great narrative.

  • Thank you, I have seen people run up them and I emphasize “seen” ☺

    – barnsis

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Wow!! Amazing steps and capture!!

  • Thank you Gena

    – barnsis

  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsover 3 years ago

    I would love to climb those steps and reach to the top! Awesome capture!

  • I will wait at the bottom for you, if you want to go up the steps inside the arch there are only 1076 of them ☺

    – barnsis

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    stunning capture!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

    Great perspective!

  • Thank you Sis

    – barnsis

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    i love this view!!!! A lot of steps too!!!

  • Thank you Cee, there are 60 steps to the top, I have another with 19 people walking up that I think I will post.

    – barnsis

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Which Way group

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  • Thank you Cee, I really appreciate this feature very much.

    – barnsis

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 3 years ago

    I’m surprised Paul Vanzella hasn’t spotted this one, this is a brilliantly surreal shot, and the colouring and tones are just magic!! Well done!

  • Thank you very much Mark. I don’t know about Paul, maybe my work is not exciting enough for his taste. I do sort of stick to normal subjects and scenes.

    – barnsis

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