Monday, February 27, 2012

STL Weighs In

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STL (6th Street Scales)

STL is the standard abbreviation for our town. The letters in just the type and configuration on this building are on the front of the Cardinals' hats. It's the airport code. The local newspaper's website is stltoday.com.

This example is at a public truck weigh station a baseball's throw south of Busch Stadium. (Not my throw, mind you. Maybe Matt Holiday's.) Lots of freight yards in that area.

8 comments:

Olivier said...

et l'importance du baseball à St Louis. ce mur rouge est surprenant, tout en brique, un peu comme evry (sans cette couleur).

cieldequimper said...

What a change from Mardi Gras! This looks almost severe in comparison...

brattcat said...

such an interesting capture, bob. that cow, by the way, came down the hill to get a closer look out of curiosity, nothing more, nothing less. at least that's how i perceived it.

Steffe said...

My little city has a rather cool nick name. At least when you are a teenager. The word Tungelsta can be divided into three parts. Tung means Heavy. El, means Electricity. Sta can mean City, hence I live in Heavy Electric Town.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like the design of the middle initials Bob, really it's all you need right!

Jack said...

That ornate STL logo is emblazoned on my mind, along with several of the other longtime logos, like Boston's B and the Yankees' NY.

Virginia said...

I don't know nuttin' about no baseball but I like the rouge wall and the flag and all that.
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Birdman said...

Hear about the baseball that traveled over 1,000 when hit out of Fenway? It SUPPOSEDLY landed on a railroad car that was headed to Chicago. I'm sure this is an urban baseball myth. Every stadium has 'em I bet.