I took about a billion pictures on my last day in Saint Louis - brunch, then the more-fascinating-than-it-sounds City Museum, then the arch (from below) and dinner. It was my favorite day in the city - it was nice to get out of suburbia and see some of the unique things that Saint Louis has to offer, as corny as that might sound.
|Shameless Grounds, a knockoff of SF's (now closed!!) Wicked Grounds. Pretty good food and coffee,|
a bit less risque than the SF original.
|Shameless Grounds from the inside. Pretty adorable.|
|Scott's tempeh satay with asian slaw. Yum.|
|The City Museum! I loved this area - the ceiling was like icicles, with giant sea creatures everywhere. So pretty.|
|An enormous whale.|
|Scott climbing one of many, many tight passageways.|
|Some of the interesting architecture (most of which can be climbed through, like the sphere on the left).|
|The vault room, taken with the help of mirrors.|
|An amazing kaleidoscope hallway.|
|Pretty sure this is ages old. The dust made it look eerie and pretty.|
|Perhaps the best part - the top floor of the museum has a combo vintage thrift store / coffee and alcohol bar.|
Such a better selection than SF too!
|So many wool skirts. I picked one of my favorites ($6!) and plan on altering it from calf to knee length when I get home.|
|Gorgeous vintage dress. Don't actually know if it's my size, and it was $75. But oh my goodness!|
|Looking up - organ pipes on the left, tons of spiral slides (including one that is 10 stories tall) in the center.|
And a skylight.
|Insane pipe organ. (Not gonna lie, I'm kinda proud of this picture.)|
|After the city museum, we wandered downtown and took photos.|
|There were some legit fall leaves... so of course I took 28490382 pictures.|
|And umm maybe laid down in the leaves and took pictures of me in the midst of fall.|
|And of course, the arch.|
|And Scott took some too.|
|Taking a break.|
|After a long day of walking, dinner! Mine.|
|Scott's. Both way delicious, especially with everything dipped in chipotle ranch. |
Oh food, the highlight of my (every)day.