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The Gateway Arch... Gateway To The West

Dedicated to the people of the United States. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, the arch typifies "the pioneer spirit of the m...
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Dedicated to the people of the United States. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, the arch typifies "the pioneer spirit of the men and women who won the West, and those of a latter day to strive on other frontiers."
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Awhite80
 
Awhite80 July 15, 2011
Nice :)
aprilrena
 
aprilrena July 15, 2011
Thank you very much :) Vacation 2010
anitania
 
anitania July 16, 2011
nice capture april
aprilrena
 
aprilrena July 16, 2011
Thank you so much Anita! I pulled this out of our vacation pics from last year...
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan July 27, 2011
Beautifully blue and lightning cool shot.
jessicaber2011
 
jessicaber2011 July 30, 2011
I think that I saw this on a Grey Hound Bus Trip back around 2000 and I remember some young guy snapping pictures with his camera out the window.
aprilrena
 
aprilrena July 30, 2011
Jessi...St Louis, Missouri... You can actually ride in it up to the top... where there are more windows to take pictures out of :) Thanks for looking!!
aprilrena
 
aprilrena July 31, 2011
akhtarkhan ... Love the description! Thanks so much!
thegigibun
 
thegigibun August 03, 2011
incredible perspective...wonderful image
aprilrena
 
aprilrena August 03, 2011
Thank you!! :)
docdpp
 
docdpp August 03, 2011
Great shot, great perspective. I wish I had thought of that when I visited there.
dano
 
dano September 26, 2011
Impressive Shot! Love the angle with the sun breaking thru.
OrionBR21
 
OrionBR21 October 20, 2011
Your point of view and the lighting makes for an amazing photo. Simple, clean lines but oh so wonderful. :)
aprilrena
aprilrena October 20, 2011
Thank you so much!! Such nice compliments are always very welcome :)
F8user PRO+
 
F8user November 14, 2011
Impressive!
aprilrena
 
aprilrena November 14, 2011
Thank you!! :)
tra rader
 
tra rader November 14, 2011
very nice work. I love the composition
aprilrena
 
aprilrena November 14, 2011
Thank you :) It was definitely a good time. Actually standing at the top of the arch was an experience... a very scary one, LOL.
benji524
 
benji524 November 14, 2011
nice!
aprilrena
 
aprilrena November 14, 2011
thank you very much Ben! Welcome to View Bug :)
nlk
 
nlk November 17, 2011
This is a great capture, love the lighting!
aprilrena
 
aprilrena November 17, 2011
Thank you very much!!! I had fun there :) Nice place to visit for a history lesson.
photojourney
 
photojourney April 11, 2012
Super! Congrats!
aprilrena
aprilrena April 13, 2012
Wow, Thank You!!!! I just scanned my inbox and said "Ummm, why do I have several messages and see people congratulating me... OMGosh! Did I win something??!...Honorable Mention in the Monuments Contest!?!?!!" *screams, laughs, high fives my hubby* Today is a good day :)
Duff
 
Duff April 11, 2012
NICE!! Congratulations on Your Honorary Mention!
aprilrena
aprilrena April 13, 2012
Thank you so very much! I am super excited!!! :)
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions April 11, 2012
congrats
aprilrena
aprilrena April 13, 2012
Thank you!!! Much appreciated :)
debkumarbanerjee
 
debkumarbanerjee April 11, 2012
wow!!!!!! congrats!!!
aprilrena
aprilrena April 13, 2012
Thank you!! There were so many beautiful photos chosen, I feel blessed! :)
simplybetter
 
simplybetter April 12, 2012
excellent shot, congrats!
aprilrena
aprilrena April 13, 2012
Thank you for the nice comment!!! I am honored! :)
Flanerie66
 
Flanerie66 April 12, 2012
Excellent shot! Congrats!!!
aprilrena
aprilrena April 13, 2012
Thank you ever so much!!! :) I appreciated your viewing!
trying00
 
trying00 April 12, 2012
Aprilllllllllll........Congrats on a marvelous photo!!!!!!!!!
aprilrena
aprilrena April 13, 2012
Michaeeeel! Thank youuuuuu!!! I am so very happy today,LOL, today has been a blessed day! I know it wasn't the 1st place winner, but... "I would like to thank Jesus first and foremost for inspiring me... my family for always being there, my VB friends for all their support and kind words, and last but not least VB and their awesome staff and judges." ;D hehe :D
KarenRoberts
 
KarenRoberts April 13, 2012
OH I did not like the ride to the top! I am afraid of heights! I stood back way back from the windows! Of course the kids and hub knew no fear! Gorgeous capture! Congratulations!
aprilrena
aprilrena April 13, 2012
LOL! I have an almost identical story. I was not happy about the ride up either! My kids and hubby LOVED it and made fun of me, LOL. When we reached the top I inched my way to the windows like I was getting ready to look over a cliff without railing,so scared of heights! When it came down to it, I just could not resist taking photos out the window over the river and stadium. The people below looked like ants... and it felt like it was swaying just a bit. I was afraid of falling through the floor also, LOL. Yeah, I was picked on quite a bit there. Great experience though! Thank you for such a nice comment! I am super excited :)
Marian PRO+
 
Marian April 13, 2012
I love this !!!!amazing shot!!! Im very happy for you!!!Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
aprilrena
aprilrena April 13, 2012
Thankkkk youuuu!!!! :D I appreciate your awesome comment!! Have a great weekend!! :)
gymmybob PRO+
 
gymmybob April 15, 2012
Nice! CONGRATS!!!
aprilrena
aprilrena April 15, 2012
Thank you very much!!! :)
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr April 20, 2012
"Beautiful" Congratulations on your HM!
aprilrena
aprilrena May 02, 2012
Thank you very much :)
BLAKSTEEL
 
BLAKSTEEL May 29, 2012
This Is A Fantastic Capture!! The POV, Color & Detail Are Fantastic! Did You Know That Some Of The Steel For This Wonderful Structure Was Produced In The Little Town Near Where I'm From In Vandergrift PA.?
aprilrena
aprilrena May 29, 2012
Thank you for an awesome comment! Wow, and I did not know that... thank you also for the added history :)
BLAKSTEEL
 
BLAKSTEEL May 29, 2012
VOTED!
aprilrena
aprilrena May 29, 2012
Thank you!!!!!!! :D I appreciate your vote!!
harrysulistio
 
harrysulistio June 28, 2012
Absolute perfection! and the composition is magnificent... April, thanks for sharing the story too. Great job!
aprilrena
aprilrena July 15, 2012
Wow, thank you so much for the awesome comment hayrie!! Made my day! I always like to add a story if I can... gives the photo more character I believe :)
harrysulistio
 
harrysulistio June 28, 2012
BIG VOTED!!! :)
aprilrena
aprilrena July 15, 2012
Awesomeness :) :)
ArtQ
 
ArtQ July 02, 2012
great shot!
aprilrena
aprilrena July 15, 2012
Thank you!! :D I appreciate your kindness! So glad you like it :)
steo PRO+
 
steo July 12, 2012
nice shot
aprilrena
aprilrena July 15, 2012
Thank you very much steo!! I appreciate you taking the time to view my photo. Nice comments ALWAYS appreciated :)
arunmozhi_btech
 
arunmozhi_btech August 13, 2012
the way u took this photo is really wonderful .
aprilrena
aprilrena August 31, 2012
Awwe... Thanks :) I love nice commentary :)
EyesofDavid
 
EyesofDavid August 22, 2012
So cool
aprilrena
aprilrena August 31, 2012
Thank you! I'm glad you think so :)
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 August 31, 2012
very nice
aprilrena
aprilrena August 31, 2012
Thank you :) I'm glad you like it :)
GeminEye PRO+
 
GeminEye September 15, 2012
A totally amazing structure and wonderful perspective..Congrats on having the courage to ride to the top and on Honorary Mention!! Good Job!
aprilrena
aprilrena November 04, 2012
Wow, thank you for the awesome comment! I was totally stunned and honored to receive the Honorary Mention.
GeminEye PRO+
 
GeminEye September 15, 2012
Of course...I voted!
aprilrena
aprilrena November 04, 2012
And Thank you VERY much for the vote!! It is much appreciated! :)
billy1968
 
billy1968 October 26, 2012
beautiful captured, VOTED
aprilrena
aprilrena November 04, 2012
Thank you so much :) This photo was almost lost in a sea of vacation photos, lol, until I found it and brought it back to life! :) LOL. I am glad you like it!
michmcbowen PRO+
 
michmcbowen November 11, 2012
Excellent
aprilrena
aprilrena November 11, 2012
Thank you :)
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 November 18, 2012
voted !
aprilrena
aprilrena November 19, 2012
Thank you! Thank you AGAIN!! :) Much appreciated!
KCraine
 
KCraine December 05, 2012
Great point of view!
aprilrena
aprilrena December 12, 2012
Thank you!! I appreciate your kindness! :)
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo December 12, 2012
This is NICE! Love the sun behind it and reflecting under the arch! Awarded and voted!
aprilrena
aprilrena December 15, 2012
Thank you, thank you!! Much appreciated Carol!
ak8996a
 
ak8996a April 04, 2013
Awesome shot!
aprilrena
aprilrena April 04, 2013
Thank You Very Much!! I appreciate your kind comment!
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages June 14, 2013
Love the shape and composition April
aprilrena
aprilrena June 22, 2013
Thank you very much!!
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger June 26, 2013
A very dramatic image - perfect timeing on the light!
aprilrena
aprilrena June 29, 2013
Thank you so much !! I appreciate your kind comment :)
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz August 16, 2013
Impressive perspective!
aprilrena
aprilrena August 19, 2013
Thank you! I appreciate your kindness :)
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 February 13, 2014
Voted again , Photography Talk photo Contets
aprilrena
aprilrena February 20, 2014
Thank you Ester!!!! :)
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 August 04, 2015
Great capture ! Voted Covers Vol 22