Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Winter Geometry

St. Louis doesn't get a whole lot of snow. We're on about the same parallel as Washington and San Francisco, Madrid and Athens. However, yesterday we got 8 to 10 inches / 20 to 25 cm of snow. That's insignificant to many of you - I can see the look of disdain on Mitch's face up there in frozen Minnesota. It's a treat for me when it happens here. It gives the city a whole new look and imposes a quiet that happens at no other time. My camera went to work with me yesterday and I shot this downtown in Kiener Plaza, looking west toward the Civil Courts Building. The foreground is an amphitheater below street level. Note that there's a bit of the Arch reflected in the building at right center. I like the geometry and rhythm of the scene.

TOMORROW: Kathmandu

6 comments:

Olivier said...

le b&w est un très bon choix, cela fait ressortir la neige.
b&w a very good choice is, it brings to light snow.

Steffe said...

There was some snow in Athens last week I seem to remember. Always nice with a change in the weather! A city sure looks different after a snow fall.

Waldo Oiseau said...

I have friends driving back from there this afternoon! They got stuff on the way in to St. Louis yesterday. 10 inches!! crazy.

Tomorrow, I'm joining you tomorrow for your Arch series! While you are the master of photographing the Arch, I shall timidly post one of mine as well. :)

Anonymous said...

Back in December my son was accepted to Wash U. At that time I thought I should try to learn more about St. Louis. As a result, I found your blog which I visit every day and I have also discovered that you have some real whacky weather. Here in Boston we say that if you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes. I think in St. Louis you can say wait 5 minutes.

Mo said...

Great shot.

Mitch said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah...

It's not the snow, it's the cold that we got goin' on here. I like snow, we just haven't gotten as much as you for a while. It warms up enough to melt the snow into sheets of ice on the walks and then drops down at night. It was -7F this morning when I went to the coffeeshop.

Great photo, I love the symmetry and the monochromatic contrast! Good job.

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- Mitch in Minneapolis