Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday Arch Series


Haven't had one of these in a long time. After nearly eleven years of this project it's hard to find a new perspective but something new may get your eye just walking down the street. Taken on Chestnut just east of Broadway, next to a bank building.

No, nothing to do with McDonald's. They aren't golden.      

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Abstraction


Downtown buildings: shape, color, wiggly mirrors, sunset.

Sitting here Tuesday evening watching the Alabama senate results come in.  I can't hold my breath long enough.       

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

In Honorem S. Ludovici


You don't need to have been a poor student of Latin like me to translate this: in honor of St. Louis. This town, not just le roi saint, could use a few honors. We have something of an image problem.

This is part of the facade of the Old Cathedral, under the Arch on the edge of downtown.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Broadway Line Up


Same light, different view. Looking north on Broadway, the Old Courthouse, 100 and 200 N. B'way. My office building is three more blocks behind.    

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Nice Light


Out of the office late yesterday afternoon . . . must - shoot - something. Felt like Frankenstein staggering around downtown in the cold, looking for something, anything. Turns out the sunset colors were gorgeous, the light as good as it could get. It hit the north wing of the Old Courthouse with perfect framing and the new lamps in Kiener Plaza added a nice touch.          

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Triangle, Sphere


Back at Laumeier for a bit. I really need to shoot some new material but I really need to go to work today. (It occurs to me that I am the oldest of four siblings and the only one who hasn't retired.)

This is a bit of clever geometry -  Mark di Suvero's Bonibus, which feels like a Calder made of steel beams rather than floating, amorphous planes. And then there is the all-seeing eye. Can you hide from it in the woods behind?

Friday, December 8, 2017

Yeah, Lots


Can we save American democracy?

Will the rich devour the poor? Will it lead to attempted revolution?

What is the president's appropriate diagnosis?

What are the odds that in 50 years a big percentage of current jobs will be automated and a chunk of Florida will be under water?

Will the Cardinals win the pennant next year?

Is this the best time in history to be old? And many more...

This golf cart was on the grounds of Laumeier Sculpture Park, I suppose to get the staff across its large expanse. The sign must be directed at visitors. It could, as the saying goes, open up a can of worms.