A couple weeks ago, my husband and I travelled to St. Louis, Missouri for a quick getaway. We celebrated my birthday and our anniversary as well as attending a photography seminar there. 

sunsetWe love going on road trips together. It is not uncommon for us to stop on the road to take pictures. I’m thankful that photography is a passion that we both share and pursue together!


When we arrived in St. Louis, our first stop was the Cathedral Basilica. We had read about it online and thought it would be fun to visit and, of course, take pictures. 

cathedral3The entire cathedral really was breathtaking. Mosaics covered the walls and ceilings and beautiful stained glass lined the outer walls. 


These mosaics took over 60 years to complete and the Cathedral Basilica has the largest collection of mosaics in the world. 


All together, there are over 41 million individual glass pieces that make up these stunning works of art.


Our next stop was, of course, The Gateway Arch. We had visited the Arch a couple of years ago, but it was so foggy outside that you couldn’t even see the top of it! 


The museum below the Arch is fascinating (and free!), as well as the video that they show of how the Arch was built. It’s a beautiful memorial to the westward exploration of Lewis and Clark, as well as the brave pioneers who crossed the Mississippi River in later years.


This is a view of the city from beneath the Arch. In the center you can see the Old Courthouse. This courthouse has played an important part in American history – most notably in the Dred Scott case.


Sam and I had a refreshing time together. It was our first trip without Isaiah (thanks, Mom!). We missed him, but it felt good to have time with just the two of us. We needed that, especially with Baby #2 on the way!

Rachel Gnagy

Rachel Gnagy is a wife, mother, photographer, coffee lover, and book nerd. She and her husband, Samuel, have four precious children, two boys and two girls. Rachel is a work-from-home-mom, running a small photography and graphic design business. She has been writing for Her View From Home since 2012 and loves the opportunity to communicate with other women. http://www.inscribedphotography.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InscribedPhotography