Monday, August 19, 2013

A Thousand Paper Cranes


Something unusual happened in Forest Park yesterday. A thousand or more origami cranes appeared on Art Hill, filling the greensward with gestures of flight and peace, yet ever so tethered to the earth. It was a memorial for police and firefighters who died in the line of duty and a benefit for their families. The event was organized by The STL Crane Project. Visitors could take home a crane for a donation and you can see how the flock was thinning by late afternoon. Walking across the hill taking pictures felt otherworldly.

There may be a major announcement tomorrow. Maybe.                        




7 comments:

Tamera said...

I love this. Very cool.

William Kendall said...

Very interesting way of going about it, Bob. I particularly like the monument at the top.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like your view on this occasion Bob, love that the cranes 'disappeared' over the evening, people can be so generous, it restores faith oui :) I wonder if what I'm thinking about the 'announcement' is correct ?????

JM said...

Amazing project! Love how you photographed it.

cieldequimper said...

That's a good idea. Did you go away with one?

Virginia said...

Oh how wonderful. I'm so glad you were there to experience that B.
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Tamera said...

P.S. Thought you might like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/duskzero/5058067564/