Saint Louis & Soulard Farmer’s Market

My trip to the States was short, but I managed to squeeze in a few days in St. Louis to see my brother there.

My friend Jesse was kind enough to drive me from Nashville there, and we stopped by the Arch as we pulled into Saint Louis.

Jesse, Gateway Arch

Jesse, Gateway Arch

At 192 meters, the Gateway Arch is the tallest monument in the United States and marks Saint Louis as the Gateway to the West.

192 meters

192 meters

The Basilica of St. Louis lies at the bottom of the Arch, which is where this picture was taken from.

Arch and Squares

Arch and Squares

There’s a good view from the top of the Arch, but going up the tram/elevator is also entertaining.

Way to the top

Way to the top

My brother lives in Soulard, a scenic neighborhood with French history. I really enjoyed the Soulard Farmer’s Market…sure does beat suburban chain stores.

Brother and market

Brother and market

Turnip Bottoms

Turnip Bottoms

Jalapenos and tomatoes

Jalapenos and tomatoes

Fresh asparagus

Fresh asparagus

Bison burger and alligator sausage

Bison burger and alligator sausage

Peppers and yellow tomatoes

Peppers and yellow tomatoes

Chinese cabbage

Chinese cabbage

They also have Domino’s Pizza in Korea, but the stores look nothing like this:

Domino Bricks

Domino Bricks

Soulard hosts Saint Louis’ Oktoberfest, which started the night before I left.

These were available…

Portapotties

Portapotties

…so that people could drink plenty of these:

Munchen Bier

Munchen Bier

Roasted turkey legs were a nice surprise.

Brother and turkey

Brother and turkey

My trip to Saint Louis taught me that turkey legs could be found outside of Six Flags, and that my apartment in Seoul is about a tenth the size of my brother’s. Nice.

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~ by nathanhendrix on October 23, 2009.

One Response to “Saint Louis & Soulard Farmer’s Market”

  1. Hey Nathan, sorry I missed you and everyone at Ben’s wedding. It looks like it was really fun (I was depressed all weekend long:) Also, we got your wedding gift a couple of days ago and I loved it. We always like to decorate our house with things from all over the world. Wish we could have gone to Korea ourselves, but since we couldn’t, this is really nice. Thanks so much! (sorry this comment has nothing to do with this blog post, but I did read it and thought the pictures were awesome as usual)

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