Monday, June 18, 2012

St. Louis Waterfront

Along the floodwall in downtown St. Louis, there is a ceramic mural, created by artist Catharine Magel.  Many of the creations were crafted by community residents and school students.  There is a wonderful PowerPoint presentation on the creation of this mural along The Riverfront Trail.  The mural is 190 ft. long and depicts the flora and fauna of the Mississippi River.  I was on the riverboat cruise when these photos were taken, so there wasn't much time to get them, and no control over the angle.  However, I felt they were worth keeping.

Microscopic Life

Transition from Water to Land on the left; then Night into Day on the right
Transition complete...now into the air


One day I hope to be able to walk the riverfront and see these up close!

Linking to Monday Murals

15 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

That's an amazing set of murals. Very impressive- and yes, they were well worth keeping the photos of!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Very pretty!

Andy said...

Nice find. It looks like it's off the beaten trail.

Beth said...

so different. & fun! (:

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Linda, that is so cool! We head for St. Lou tomorrow and if we have time we will have to check it out!

TexWisGirl said...

ceramic! now that's cool!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Always nice to see creativity and beautification of what would otherwise be a plain... boring looking cement wall.

Good call... decision makers.

You should definitely get a closer look.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh well done Linda, can't believe you took these as you were moving along down the river. Fabulous mural..long!!

Rita said...

The first time I saw this mural we were taking some out of town guest on the riverboat ride down the river. My shots that day were not very good and since I did not plan to do anything with them I have never researched this artwork.

I appreciate your doing it for me. Next time we play tour guide to company I will be able to actually have the necessary info at hand.

Fascinating piece. But, ashamed that I am not more current on local history.

RedPat said...

You pics turned out well. What a great work that series of murals is.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This mural is quite impressive in size, scope of content, and materials. I'm guessing you get a better perspective from the riverboat than from land. On land you can marvel at the parts but be too close to get the big picture. I'm impressed with the city fathers for approving this project. Thanks, Rita, for your contribution to Monday Mural.

La Principessa Errante said...

Stunning, love the theme, and the way it evolves over the full length of the mural - quite a feat. Great capture, especially from a moving vehicle!

Susan said...

190 ft-that's beyond imagination. I love the flow of this. What a wonderfully creative concept.

Red said...

Awesome. Murals that are produced by a combined effort are a cut above the others.

Dyanna said...

Beautiful, I love these.