Saturday, April 25, 2015

Look! Up In The Sky! It's A Bird! It's A Plane!

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Cardinals' second baseman Pete Kozma and first baseman Matt Adams on pigeon patrol at Busch Stadium. Superman was not to be found.                         

Friday, April 24, 2015

Let's Do This

Let's Do This (This Way To The Arch)

Yeah, finish the %&@$# Arch area renovations. The construction people have closed off all the entrances to the Arch grounds but one, and it's not in a terribly convenient location. Hence these stencils painted all over downtown sidewalks; without them most visitors would never find the way in.

Oh, and the traffic problems from tearing up and rerouting so many streets. There is an international robotics competition for high school students in town. Yesterday morning, while driving the new convoluted route to my office, a group of kids wearing Norwegian flag jackets almost walked into my car. They were either confused by the deconstructed intersection or awestruck by the glories of downtown St. Louis. I couldn't tell which.                       

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Jewel Box

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The Jewel Box is a glass house in Forest Park. It has tropical plants, nothing special. You often see weddings there. It looks pretty good even on a gray day with its reflecting pool and surrounded by tulips.                              

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April Showers

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In Forest Park, just after a spring rain. For the locals, this is a bit east of the Jewel Box.

Haven't been getting around CDP much. Too many obligations, too many things to do. This too shall pass.                        

Monday, April 20, 2015

Relax. Or Not.

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Ah, the open sky and gentle breeze at the old ball yard. Breathe deeply. No excitement yet. Unless you are locked in anxious eye contact with someone who has very nice hair. Don't spill that beer!                     

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Now I'm Sure Spring Is Here

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I went to my office Saturday morning, as I do all too often. Total boredom. My camera was on the floor beside my desk and I was out of local material. Go out, Robert, find something, I thought. But the sky was gray and everything looked dull and I didn't have any energy and wah wah wah, the usual excuses. With some effort, I trudged down Broadway toward Busch Stadium searching for images.

The Cardinals had a day game. Nothing happening outside the stadium. Now what? Go to the game. Our weekend matches are more or less all sold out but you can usually get a single ticket so that's what I did. Baseball is often a social event with family or friends. It was nice to go by myself and just pay attention to events on the field. 

Above, a young vendor selling snacks near my seat. Below, red, white and the theme of the day. It's really spring when Matt Carpenter leads off and plays third base near a Budweiser sign.                           

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