Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday Arch Series

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October is breast cancer awareness month in the US. The Arch is floodlit every night but on October 1 a department store sponsored pink lighting on the monument.

With our suburban sprawl, I don't think many people saw this. Nevertheless, it was a poignant - and massive - reminder. One of my co-workers is a breast cancer survivor. We've seen what the disease does to a woman. It's good that this symbol was writ large.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est pour une belle cause (j'ai vu que les joueurs de foot us, pour le match du Monday, avaient mis aussi du rose pour être solidaire avec la détection du cancer du sein).
C'est un très bel effet, cela n'a pas du être facile de le faire.
En France, il a aussi beaucoup de publicité pour que les femmes se fassent détecter ce cancer.

Virginia said...

That's amazing. Thanks for sharing.
V
PS Still no damn bunny? Geezzz Bob!

Luis Gomez said...

Great image. Really cool to see the Arch lit like that and for a good cause.

Chuck Pefley said...

That's really dramatic!

Sharon said...

Having lived in the Mansion House facing the Arch for 2 years while on assignment in St. Louis, I've seen the Arch in many different seasons and weather, but this is a new one. I love it. It was a very clever idea to light up the Arch in pink.

Monterey John said...

Nice work by both you and my former home town. Well done!

cieldequimper said...

It's striking to say the least and yes, a very noble cause.

Anonymous said...

way too cool!!

Virginia said...

I'm waiting.......I might not sleep a wink. Perhaps the frail and infirm bunny will magically appear tomorrow?
Be still my heart! :)
V

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

That looks fantastic, almost extraterrestrial. Excellent shot!

Merry@St. Louis said...

Exceedingly cool!