I should explain yesterday's teaser for this photo for those who are not native English speakers. It involves a bad pun. The word defined yesterday is segue. The vehicles in the picture, of course, are Segways. The pronunciation is the same. I was walking around downtown with my camera a few Saturdays ago, thinking about taking more pictures of Richard Serra's massive sculpture, Twain (see May 23 post). In the middle of the work's steel walls, I found the members of a Segway tour of downtown STL, led by Glide St. Louis Tours. They do Forest Park, too. What fun! The first time I actually saw a Segway was in Portland, Oregon. The police used them to patrol downtown and they looked very strange. Later on, I saw one in front of the American pavilion at the Expo in Aichi, Japan in 2005. A very tall American, wearing a helmet but going nowhere, stood on a Segway in front of the entrance. The Japanese visitors, as technologically sophisticated as anyone in the world, stood and gawked, fascinated by it.
TOMORROW: Slavery and justice.