Sunday, November 05, 2006

Art Hill @ Forest Park

You're looking at Forest Park in St. Louis. Here you can see a small part of the Grand Basin at the foot of Art Hill. On top of the hill is, you guessed it, the St. Louis Art Museum. The Art Museum is one of the few surviving buildings from the 1904 World's Fair. It served as the Adminstration Building during the fair. Art Hill was the site of the Cascades, a man-made waterfall that poured down the hill into the Grand Basin. Scott Joplin's ragtime composition of the same name was inspired by the waterfall. The hill is a popular place for lounging on sunny days, and for sledding when it snows. (Click on the photo to view a larger version.)