Fantastic pictorial bird's-eye view of the city of St. Louis, depicting the city in a naval-gazing manner.
The view shows St. Louis as seen from Illinois, across the Mississippi River. All the sights of the city are visible, including the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, and Hyde Park. Looking westwards, Hawaii, Japan, China, and the Pacific ocean are seen far across the plains.
The present view is one of a large series of images that riffed on the Steinberg concept while substituting other American and worldwide cities. Steinberg's original work has been the subject of almost-countless parodies, including one for the release of Moscow on the Hudson by Columbia Pictures, which resulted in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Each city appears to have been depicted by a different, likely local, artist.