Monday, October 29, 2012

Terror Lurks On Euclid Avenue

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Halloween in the CWE 2012-05 6

But help is on the way! Captain America to the rescue! I wonder if Mitt Romney knows about this.

The Lou's annual Halloween street party is held the Saturday before the event around the intersection of Euclid and Maryland Avenues in the Central West End. It gets an amazingly good turnout for a chilly evening. People put a lot of effort into their costumes, although I just can't understand the fascination with violence and death. On Dia del los Muertos in a Mexican drug cartel, maybe, but in placid St. Louis? Some people think it's fun to be scared. I think it's just bloody terrifying. That's not fun.

The mayhem goes on in this space for the next few days.

Halloween in the CWE 2012 8 (Captain America)

9 comments:

Olivier said...

j'adore le délire américain pendant Halloween, j'avais découvert ça a NYC une année, c’était superbe. dommage que cela n'est pas marche en France. beaux portraits, belle utilisation du flash

Bibi said...

Great contrasts! Halloween is catching on her, too, but it's the 'walking dead' fascination, I think.

cieldequimper said...

Didn't I tell you it was scary? :-)

Joe said...

The girl in the first shot succeeded in being scary!

s.c said...

I am afraid its your own society what now is beginning to harvest what it so easy sow. All that terrible violence wherever you look and it is contagious. Even here in the netherlands we have now halloween party's. For 10 years unheard off. TV and computer games play a great part in introducing this violence. But nice that you capture it. So it is a little timecapsule for the future as time flies by.

Memphis MOJO said...

Nice shots and looking forward to more.

William Kendall said...

A study in contrasts!

Nice shots, Bob!

Jack said...

I would be in favor of dialing back the ghoulishness.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I wouldn't't like to bump into the girl (?) in the first image Bob, eeeeek!