Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jellyfish Invade Grand Boulevard!

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Last Friday's First Night celebration had an oceanic theme. The reason for this escapes me since we're in the middle of the continent. In any event, there were these large, white, glowing jellyfish-like things floating up and down Grand Boulevard. It was an ingenious touch. This one looks like it wants a ticket to see Spamalot next week at the over-the-top opulent Fox Theatre, a 4,500 seat monster of a venue.

The theme was carried on by a large, elaborate sand sculpture of Neptune (I guess). His expression looks sad, like his best friend, Sponge Bob, just left and took a job at Sea World.

We're going riverboating today on Downtown St. Louis 365.

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8 comments:

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup la photo de la m├ęduse, pas facile de bien doser la lumiere pour se type de photo, bravo

VP said...

The flying jellyfish is spectacular, but my favorite is the giant head with the smiley in the beard!

brattcat said...

love that top shot. have fun today.

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent shots!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like a fun event. (And Stomp playing in March should be popular, particularly with young people.)

I am just catching up with your blog because Julie and I were away in Chile for the holidays. Congratulations on your prize-winning photo of the staircase in the Contemporary Art Museum in Chicago. I have photographed that same staircase, but not nearly as well.

Carla said...

HI Robert, amazing pic with the jellyfish suspended. Wonderful evening colours. Carla

Nathalie said...

Th jellyfish is just fantastic!

Your commentary about Neptune made me laugh!

Steffe said...

Nice finds.