Views of the Lou

A few months ago, I came across a blog called Beautiful LOU. The blog concept is simple — a running collection of iPhone images snapped around St. Louis. And to live up to its name, they’re all beautiful. Here are a few to gawk at.

St. Louis City Hall

St. Louis Cardinals

City Sunset

The beauty of St. Louis is an interesting concept. This is the city that has twice ranked #1 as the most dangerous city in the U.S. And I’m not calling that out as something to be proud of or as a way of criticizing the Gateway to the West. I’m pointing out the fact that the ranking doesn’t prevent me from loving the Lou.

I work downtown. We venture to Washington Ave. for dinner. We go to hockey games at the Scottrade Center. We take the Metrolink into the city. We love the City Garden. We do overnight stays at many of the hotels downtown for birthdays or anniversaries. And I wish more people would do the same.

As Beautiful LOU goes to show, there’s beauty in the old brick and stained sidewalks. So much so, that I thought I’d share my personal collection of photos from around town. Take a looksie and enjoy.


Martin Luther King Bridge from Illinois into St. Louis

On the Anheuser Busch Brewery Tour

La Riviere, City Garden

A wedding pic. This is the church on St. Louis University's campus, where the hubs and I tied the knot.

And who could forget the Arch?

P.S. If you have never been to St. Louis and are going to be in the Midwest anytime soon, you should check out this video below of all this city has to offer as well as this recent city spotlight that appeared on Design Sponge.


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