Between the Palaces of Liberal Arts  and Mines and
Metallurgy, was a popular and romantic site- the Sunken
Gardens.  This was a grand place for   weary Palace-goers to rest, relax, socialize or simply take in the seasonal beauty.  The Sunken Gardens was a small part of the 2,000,000 plants and trees that were planted for the Fair. 

It was told  that the Chicago Columbian Exposition had several grand views of perfect beauty; many stated that the St. Louis  Exposition had hundreds.

Originally, the  garden was  a lake. Engineers drained it and added soil to form the Sunken Gardens. After the Fair, the lake was again dug out and filled with water.
Lee  Gaskins'   AT THE FAIR  The 1904 St. Louis World's   Fair 
                   Web  Design and Art/Illustration   copyrighted  2008
Colorized and modified B&W photo of Sunken Gardens
To the right of the Sunken  Gardens- the Palace of Liberal Arts.
Closeup section of the Sunken Gardens