Where in the world is Elisa?

Jul 6, 2011 by

I’ve been a public transportation rider and pedestrian for a very long time – in fact I may be one of the only people you’ve ever met (or read) over 30 who doesn’t have a driver’s license at all – but it wasn’t until I started my current job that I turned into a true transit/transportation geek. I may not be an ‘expert’ in the traditional sense, but as someone whose professional and personal lives revolve around public transportation, I’ve developed quite an interest (and some expertise, natch).

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend a conference on transit initiatives in St. Louis. I was invited to speak on campaign planning for transit initiatives. Ironically, due to transportation difficulties – canceled and delayed flights mostly – I didn’t even get to speak on my scheduled panel. Happily, I did get to spend some time in this unique city that serves as the Gateway to the West. I’ve got a couple of posts coming up riffing on the themes of public transportation and campaign planning, but in the meantime I wanted to share some of the great pictures I got of St. Louis. We visited the famous Gateway Arch, the courthouse where the original Dred Scott decision was made and played around in a public water feature that was actually paid for by a private citizen. Enjoy!

 

The Gateway to the West

 

 

The Gateway Arch from below (on the ground)

 

 

Downtown St. Louis from the top of the Gateway Arch

 

St. Louis Riverfront view from the top of the Gateway Arch

 

Inside Busch Stadium where we went to see the Cardinals play

A view of the courthouse where the original Dred Scott decision was made

Yours truly playing around in a public water feature/fountain

 

 

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  • Love the photos, Elisa! As someone who regularly visits relatives in the suburbs of St. Louis but rarely makes it into the city, I feel like I’ve been there vicariously now. 😉