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Meet Me in St. Louis: A Judy Garland Tribute

So what do you know about St Louis, Missouri? Apart from Judy Garland's famed 1944 musical, we haven't really covered much of St Louis here in our Locations section, and we figured it's about time that we start showcasing this interesting city.

Looking up photos of St. Louis, Missouri here in Lomography, all I found was this:

Photo by blue-dog

…which totally doesn’t do this great city justice.

Given that we’re a little low on St. Louis photos, what is actually in this location that should get you guys excited to come and visit?

Well for starters, it is rich in history. Located on the eastern border of Missouri, St. Louis was founded in 1764 and was made into a major port on the Mississippi River. It hosted the World’s Fair in 1904 as well as the 1904 Olympic Games. Interestingly, Judy Garland’s Meet Me in St. Louis was actually set during the time of the World’s Fair.

Now, onto places of interest. There’s the famous Gateway Arch, the Delmar Loop, and more than 100 city parks like the Missouri Botanical Garden, Tower Grove Park, and Citygarden. Wouldn’t you want to take photos of these places?

As for foodies, make sure to try out the city’s unique dishes which include, toasted ravioli, gooey butter cake, Provel cheese, the slinger, the Gerber sandwich, the St. Paul sandwich, and St. Louis-style pizza.

With a vibrant mix of old and new, St. Louis is definitely one interesting place to explore, and should you visit it or are actually residing there, do take lots and lots of photos of this beautiful city and better yet, write about it in our Locations section and share the love!

We hope you enjoyed this week’s celebrity tribute!:)

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written by ungrumpy

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