Saturday, October 27, 2007

Peace and Onions

At the Soulard Farmer's Market near downtown. I did not get this man's story, just his picture. He was selling onions and other produce. His hat has the badge of a military boarding school in central Missouri. He has a taste for out-of-season Mardi Gras beads - our small but raucous Mardi Gras celebration is in the same neighborhood. It is hard to see at this resolution, but his sunglasses have a Miller Lite beer logo over the nose. You might be able to see my reflection just to the left of his nose and, a bit farther still, U "R" Us, who had just finished a 14 mile / 22.5 km training run.

8 comments:

Kate said...

Looks like he's also ready for Mardi Gras!

slinger said...

seriously? hahahha, nice find!

Monterey John said...

Former St Louisan now in California since 2004 is enjoying your stuff. I miss Soulard and the Cardinals (but not so much this year). I lived in UCity for the better part of 20 years after having been in KC for 15years before that. before "Going West,Young Man.)

Anyhow... nice images! Keep shooting.

U "R" Us said...

I like the three-fingered gesture here, which isn't exactly peace. Isn't that what the pope does? As I remember this guy called me out wondering why I was walking down the street shirtless.

Curly said...

It's a great portrait!

Is the city getting back on it's feet?

Ming the Merciless said...

Looks like a Mardi Gras party to me.

Laissez le bon temp roulez.

• Eliane • said...

Quite a character! I think it's the buddha greetings that he does with his onionless hand.

Oswegan said...

It's best to wear protective eyewear when dealing with onions.

~Oswegan