Hours of Idleness-A Photographer's Journey in St. Louis

World’s Fair Pavilion

Posted in photography by Jason Gray on November 18, 2009

All of the images are Nikon N80 with the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Lens attached and Fuji Superia 400 Film.

The World’s Fair Pavilion was erected in 1909 on surplus funds provided by the successful 1904 World’s Fair, which commemorated the Louisiana Purchase.  It faces westward, towards the Grand Basin, overlooking a sloping expanse known as Government Hill.  On this early evening that I happened to be there hanging out, flute music drifted serenely through the air, which seemed inexplicable until I stumbled upon this guy–>

The Pavilion is no doubt one of my favorite places to be alone in St. Louis.  The view is great anytime of year, and the building and grounds provide lots of wonderful places to cozy up and do some reading/sketching/writing or whatever.

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