Friday, December 10, 2010

Gloomsville

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Looking Southwest

Laurie Anderson, one of my cultural heroes, once recorded a song called Coolsville (check the great video through the link). No one ever put that label on my town. We have some cool spots, some hip events (hey, like this blog!), but nobody graduates from college wrestling with the decision whether to locate in San Francisco, New York or St. Louis. But it's been home for 43 years and I'm happy life set me down here.

This picture was shot from my office window on a particularly gloomy day. I was looking southwest across the city using my biggest telephoto lens. Maybe the sun will come out tomorrow.

10 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I like winter gloom. All the better when you get home or go to the opera.

Olivier said...

elle photo et il rend bien ton "biggest telephoto lens" , c'est un combien ?

Molly said...

I think you're selling yourself short. Although St. Louis was never on my list of top American cities before visiting, I really liked it a lot and it might just be on that list now! I would definitely move there over New York if given the option -- though I was bred a true Midwesterner, so maybe I'm biased.

Bibi said...

I think I would like Saint Louis, from what I've seen and know. This photo almost looks like someplace in Europe, and I like the vignetting effect, intentional or not!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Honestly, Bob, this looks like it was shot across the rooftops of some large city in Europe, not St Louis. It is a beautiful scene you have every day and probably do not think much of it. I can still say, "Wow!"

brattcat said...

What a fab view. Even in the gloom it has charm.

Virginia said...

"...tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll love ya tomorrow" or something like that. Actually I like this shot of Gloomsville. Nice one.
V

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A moody monochrome. Has an old timey look.

patty said...

i also think this looks like something from Europe and thought it was until i read the caption

Nathalie said...

All right you made it gloomy indeed but the view's not bad at all really!