The Ruins ... Tower Grove Park

Posted by Ron (Saint Louis, United States) on 21 May 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The fountain pond in Tower Grove Park is situated west of the music stand, on the upland north of Main Drive. It is oblong in shape; on three sides, east, west and south, is bounded by grassy banks; on the north there is a rockery, created in 1867 from the remains of the old Lindell Hotel.

The pond was designed to accomodate model sailboats, but has become popular primarily for the picturesque "ruins" that line its northern edge. Tower Grove Park is a 289 acre "Victorian" park that contains more than 8,000 trees and shrubs that Henry Shaw had imported from all over the world.

Canon EOS 40D
ISO 518
70 mm


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