Where? Historic St. Charles!
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The next meeting of the Saint Louis Artists' Guild Photography Section will be a photoshoot in the historic district of St. Charles. Charge your batteries, clear your flashcards, and get ready. What's there to photograph in old town St. Chuck? Lots. From historic buildings, covered sidewalks, horse drawn carriages, cobblestone roads, flowers, shop windows, and people taking in all the previously mentioned things, too. Many of the shops will be closed by 7pm, so if you wanted to do some shopping, come early.
We'll converge in St. Charles on Main Street at the Gazebo (next to the Ice Cream Shop) at 7pm. We can travel as a pack, or split into smaller groups to cover the street North and South. We should have decent evening light until late, but bring a flash, tripod, or crank your ISO. Afterwards around 9pm, some of us will relax at Lewis & Clark's.
While there is parking on Main Street's cobblestone roadway, I suggest easier parking from Riverside Drive.
For those coming from St. Louis and Illinois and might be unfamiliar with St. Charles, take I-70W. Turn on the first exit after crossing the bridge - Fifth Street. Turn right on Fifth Street, and go straight through the first stop light (stop if the light is red, go on green). At the next stop light, angle right onto Boone's Lick Road. Take that road pass the stop sign and Trailhead Brewery, then angle left. You are now on Riverside Drive. Parking on Riverside Drive or the parking lots to your left. Pass the statue of Seaman (some think it is a statue of Lewis and Clark), pass the train going nowhere, pass the Train Depot, and Jackson Street soon follows - Main and Jackson is where we'll be meeting at the Gazebo. If you drove all the way to the Pavillion, you've gone too far. Find a place to park and walk back.
If you are coming from St. Charles or St. Peters or other points west of St. Charlie, I assume you know St. Charles. If not, click the link and get some google directions. If you are coming in from North County, I-370W is not really any faster than I-70W. I recommend taking I-70W.
If you end up driving to the Artists Guild that night, you'll still be able to meet-up with us in St. Charles. Just take I-64/US40 to I-170N to I-70W (25 minutes at the speed limit).