For the last few weekends this SUV and trailer have parked on the street below the Arch. Cheerful young people in green and yellow tee shirts pop out, promoting some new soft drink. I will not name the product since I don't drink that sort of rotgut (although a dram of Glenlivet would be gratefully accepted). Americans will see the stuff around sooner or later. Now, they are cheerful, brightly colored and happy to be photographed but it bugs me that they block a lane of the narrow, crowded street, handing out cans to passing drivers. So harrumph. The business of America is business, right?
Sorry for the lack of comments again yesterday. I went straight from work to a lecture and slide presentation by noted portrait and magazine photographer Gregory Heisler, then home to finish today's posts and thence to dreamland. The presentation was disappointing. I was hoping to learn more about his photographic vision and craft, not My Amazing Adventures As A Magazine Photographer. Unfortunately, it was more of the latter than the former, although I did learn something. The part about his years as Arnold Newman's assistant was fascinating, the part about how cool was it to shoot Lebron James rather less so. Larry Fink's presentation here a few weeks ago was so much better, but you just never know.
Walk or don't walk? Downtown St. Louis 365 asks you to make up your mind.