Friday, October 31, 2008

Soldiers Memorial

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I'm going to do a little series on the Soldiers Memorial downtown. It is a city block of stone dedicated to St. Louis' dead from World War I. The design is simple, based on a Greco-Roman temple. Inside is an interesting museum of WW I stuff; I've never seen anyone in there with me. The stairways on the long sides of the building are flanked by monumental sculptures in a Depression-era style, part Art Deco, part WPA monumental force. I like the place a lot but it is generally ignored by the public.

WHAT I'M DOING: better. Consciousness is migrating from Asia to North America.
TOMORROW: I'm not doing the theme day. We'll have some more of this interesting, overlooked building.

4 comments:

Virginia said...

Love the top photo. Nice that you have that lovely memorial and sad that noone visits it. Thanks for reminding me of Theme Day. I have had a photo squirreled away for ages. Guess you and C. won't be headed to a sushi bar anytime soon-hee

Olivier said...

le d├ętail est magnifique.

The detail is magnificent.

Eric Salsbery said...

Those are both very powerful shots. The top shot really moved me.
Fantastic job, thanks

U "R" Us said...

This is quite awesome, dad. Not only are the images superb, but I don't even know this St. Louis landmark. Nice visual reportage.