SNOW IS NOT uncommon in Saint Louis winters, but significant amounts of snowfall — more than a few inches — is rare enough to justify taking a few pictures, especially while it is still fresh.
Here are photos I took a couple of nights ago. Remarkably, street lighting reflecting off the snow made these scenes bright, and I didn't need to use a tripod to take these photos. I did not correct for the color of the lighting here, giving these an unusual orange shade.
Railroad track, in Carondelet Park.
Decorative gate, at Lafayette Park.
Swan house in Lafayette Park. Some white swans reside here, and I saw them in the adjacent pond.
Celtic cross, in front of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist Church, downtown.
Heroic allegorical figure, at the Soldiers Memorial.
Decorative eagle, also at the memorial.
Statue of Saint Louis IX, King of France, at Saint Louis University.
Saint Francis Xavier Church.
Also at Maryland Plaza.
Gated street, off of Kingshighway.
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.
Another sculpture of Saint Louis. This resides in front of the Art Museum, atop Art Hill.
Art Hill is excellent for snow sledding. Here sledders warm themselves by one of the bonfires.
A suspension bridge, with the Art Museum in the background.