Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Supreme Plumber

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Sometimes we all experience photographic brain drain and have to go back to old themes. This is an example. Click here to see where this image first appeared on STL DPB. The building you see in the two-year old photo has been visually spoiled. Someone was going to redevelop it and put up a big sign. The plan crashed with the recession but the sign remains. The painting on the left door has been defaced with graffiti scrawl. Yet this beatific hippy still blesses the White Castle across the street, the one in yesterday's post. The White Castle has been remodeled and there is always a line at the drive-thru. It's a little meditation on the fate of ordinary American cities.

TOMORROW: Thursday Arch Series.

9 comments:

Virginia said...

I'm sorry but I think it's cool man!
Peace,
V

Virginia said...

And I'll have two burgers, all the way, and super size my frites!

Louis la Vache said...

Fate of ordinary American cities:
Development dies
Cholesterol lives

Olivier said...

Rastaman, la vie est cool....

Luis Gomez said...

Really cool shot!

cieldequimper said...

I actually like the 2008 shot a lot.

Chuck Pefley said...

More Lens-Baby work?

Cool, Man, cool ... peace!

Carolyn said...

Whoa, man, this is far out. Kinda channeling R. Crumb. May your soul fly high!

Paula said...

Groovy man, totally groovy. In this close-up he looks a bit like a Cossack.