Monday, May 29, 2017

What Is This Man Doing?


Let's make a projective test out of it. What do you see? I'll give you one hint: it's in a parade. More details later.   

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Need A Job?


Being a police officer could never have been an easy job. However, it must be exceptionally tough in contemporary America. For better or worse, we need them. Some people put "Support Your Local Police" stickers on their cars. Some people hate them. But then I've represented a number of corrections officers, the current euphemism for prison guards. That's even worse. The stories I've heard...

There have been recruiting posters for the Dallas Police Department in the men's rooms at our baseball stadium. (They may or may not be in the women's rooms. I wouldn't know.) That's desperate. I've heard Dallas pays its cops poorly.         

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Consumerism


The back door of a truck that is a mobile women's clothing store. The words are a play on a Supremes song that is more than 50 years old. I wonder how many passers-by got the reference. In any event, more stuff doesn't get you love or anything but  a passing buzz.       

Friday, May 26, 2017

Mexican Music, Mexican-ish Food


I've still got a backlog of raw images to edit and I haven't even started on what I shot last weekend. It occurred to me to take some time off during this holiday weekend. Do you think it's likely?

The first photo is the singer in a Mexican band. She was really into it and I enjoyed her passion. I speak a little Spanish and I understood some of the song. Like a lot of popular music, it sort of boiled down to "ooh, baby baby."

The restaurant in the second picture was new to me.  It sounds like heaven. To hell with the cardiologist. Enjoy life.   


Thursday, May 25, 2017

I've Been There


Another hip shot.  Actually, I've walked by there several times but have not actually been in it. Not really my kind of place.  

We can figure out the sticker to the left. Check. I think the one on the right is Paris. Check.  The lower right has to be Wales. Check. The flag just below the buckle is that of the City of St. Louis. Well, obviously. There is still an awful lot on the list.   

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

My Guardian Angel


Low-res phone cam shot, taken while waiting for the traffic light at Olive and Broadway downtown.  There are many segments of American society. I suppose this represents one of them. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Some Things Don't Change


Late post. I left my laptop at my office last night.

Our iconic statue, The Runner, is back. I think it came from the 1904 World's Fair. (To paraphrase Marlon Brando, we used to be somebody.) The circular pool is now much smaller, giving the sculpture more of a direct impact.  In the old installation, persons unknown used to dump red or blue dye into the water if something special was going on with the baseball or hockey teams. Now it has infinitely variable LED lighting.

And, of course, Fredbird, the Cardinals' idiotic mascot, often hangs around. Here, he is challenged by a fan of the San Fransisco Giants who were in town.

There is a good photo how the eastern half of the plaza used to look here.  Pretty bland and often unkempt. Also, there is an overview shot of the new plaza here. Hard to tell from the picture but that big lozenge of grass is hump-backed. The developers claim that if will provide seating for 2,000 people for concerts. I'm sceptical but we will see. Otherwise, it doesn't look very useful to me. Only a bit of shade around the edges and our summers are hot.