Monday, June 11, 2007

Pig Dog


There is a German insult, schweinehund, pig dog. What a wonderful, visceral expression: you swine, you filthy dog. On my way to take pictures at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Sunday, I stopped a few blocks away at two intriguingly named stores, side-by-side: The Bug Store and Gringo Jones. In the summer, their wares spill out onto the sidewalk, calling to passers-by. Gringo Jones has almost any weird thing you could imaging for your lawn or garden. However, only one of these two is for sale.

TOMORROW: I almost never do this.

TOYNBEE TILE BULLITEN:

I discovered a fourth Toynbee tile in the pavement of downtown St. Louis last weekend! See my obsessive posts of May 7, May 8 and May 9. This one is the most deteriorated of the group. It is located in the same crosswalk as the one I posted on May 9 (7th and Market), on the other side of the street. The mystery continues, as do my doubts about my own powers of observation. How could I have missed seeing these for so many years?


9 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

Cute dog in the background. He looks a little bored.

Beetle said...

Hehehe :o) you're correct! but your photo is totally not insult these two cute creatures ;o)

Maraï said...

So funny! I love this picture!
Maraï from Brisbane
http://brisbane-dailyphoto.blogspot.com/

iBlowfish said...

Interesting perspective, good captured.

Kate said...

The dog looks resigned to a dog's life! You didn't see the Toynbee tiles before because you probably weren't blogging yet and hadn't taught yourself how to SEE.

Strangetastes said...

Kate, thank you for your comment. I think you are right. It's common for photography workshops to talk about seeing but that doesn't make it easier. Work and practice does. Doing a photo blog forces me to get out with my camera and look hard at my city. I've had the photo blog for only three months but St. Louis doesn't look routine any more.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Cute dog and nice looking pig! Are there lion statues in the background as well?

Strangetastes said...

Northbay - actually, there was a stone Chinese lion just outside of the picture frame on the upper left. I took several shots of this and a couple included the lion. This one worked best.

Gerald England said...

have justposted a doggie pic on Hyde DP so have linked to yours and some others round the world - see http://hydedailyphoto.blogspot.com/2007/06/dog-waiting-patiently-on-its-lead.html