Sunday, November 8, 2009

O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!

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This weekend feels like spring in St. Louis, with temperatures of 20 - 21 C / low 70s F, but the colors are still those of autumn. At sunset in Tower Grove Park, Ludwig van Beethoven glowers in front of one of the candy apple gazebos. Let's cram a chorus and orchestra in there playing An Die Freude and make the scene even weirder.

YOUR ASSISTANCE PLEASE: It's almost time for the 2009 travel photo competition sponsored by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. I've won a couple of honorable mentions but never one of the top three prizes. This is a selection favorite photos from around the country and the world this year. Please leave me a comment and let me know which one you would submit. Remember, this is a general-interest daily newspaper so nothing too weird. Click here for the set.

4 comments:

Virginia said...

Gorgeous color and that gazebo is to die for. I like Beethoven but something tells me you've found something out of the norm. I'll almost scared to click!
V

Virginia said...

Ode to Joy!!! Loved it. Your link doesn't work but I found a version.
V

Paula said...

I'm guessing the chorus and orchestra were just out of sight? I love listening to the music while contemplating the photo, another great one, Bob.

cieldequimper said...

Freude schöner Götterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium,
Wir betreten feuertrunken,
Himmlische, Dein Heiligtum.

Schiller and Beethoven, you've just made me go rummage for my 9th. Maybe I'll even go to bed with Schiller's poems, who knows.

Back to your photo, the colours are amazing, who are the others in the background?