One of my most favorite places to visit in the St. Louis area is the Missouri Botanical Gardens. I’ve attended several different exhibits over the years including the Chihuly Exhibit and the Japanese Lantern Festival. For the last two Christmas seasons the Gardens have put on the Garden Glow event.”The expanded second annual Garden Glow features more than a half million lights surrounding visitors with a spectacle of unique installations amid some of the Garden’s most iconic locations. Enjoy interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and festivities, delicious food and drinks and more as the Garden is transformed around you into a winter wonderland.” (From the MoBot website.)
From other people who have attended, they’ve said the Gardens have improved the entry into the Gardens, now requiring tickets for specific times. Allowing only a certain number of guests into the Gardens at any one time allows for a better viewing experience and the opportunity to capture that beautiful image without waiting too long. Most everyone is cordial and allows others photograph without blocking the view. The “gentleman” in this photo, I guess forgot his manners, and walked right in front of me as I took this shot.