The Cemetery Gates

Today’s Gothic installment is a gorgeous gate that located in Jefferson Barracks National Park. I love these old gates. So, of course, I Gothic’d the heck out of them!

First Snow

Admittedly, I edited the very dickens out of this to get the effect I wanted. The gates themselves aren’t actually in use. They are historic and was a gift eons ago to the barracks.

This particular evening, it was snowing and freezing cold. I hadn’t taken any pictures that week. The Hubs was asleep, we were due at my mother-in-law’s in a couple hours for supper, but I decided to go out into the nasty weather and take a few shots to play with. I asked The Girl Child if she wanted to take along.

The side that you are supposed to view the gates from has an iron railing in front of it to keep you away from them. The other side, though, is a steepish hill grading down towards the river. I decided to get the unimpeded river view of the gates back towards the park.

And, of course, the minute my boot touched the hill, my feet flew up in the air, I landed right on my back, and proceeded to slide about ten feet down the hill. I did, however, save my camera and, of course, I got the shot. No sense in falling like an idiot and getting nothing for it, right? Winking smile

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