Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursday Arch Series / The Streakers Downtown

WNBR STL 2013 26

The World Naked Bike Ride started on South Grand and then headed northeast through Benton Park and Soulard. The cyclists whizzed by the Arch, then west on Washington and Lindell to the Central West End. Then a final turn southeast with the ride ending in The Grove.

The WNBR has been around in many cities since 2004, although there are several that have lapsed. St. Louis has been doing it since 2008 and it gets bigger every year. The last time I shot it was in 2009. It was much smaller and no one was literally naked. Way more people this year. It was only a small fraction of the crowd but there were a number of people sans vĂȘtements. And here, in St. Louis. There really is an edge to this city. Can't imagine this event in Cincinnati. 

That's it for this series. Gotta get back on the streets.                  

11 comments:

Olivier said...

c'etait une tres bonne serie, et avec un superbe final, j'aime beaucoup cette photo de nuit avec l'arche

s.c said...

Lovely arch shot again. I like it.

Birdman said...

Naked?
Come on. I'm waitin'. hahahaha
ps Can't those Redbirds shake those Pirates?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Perfect backdrop.

Thad James said...

Better than the "total-nudies" were the "nearly-nude" alternatives. We have some wonderfully creative people in St Louis!

Sharon said...

These are very modest nude riders. I love the shot with the arch in the background.

William Kendall said...

A terrific pic to end the series, Bob!

Virginia said...

Don't look Ethel!!!!!
V

Jack said...

This is a nice finishing shot for the series, Bob.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a perfect way to end this series of posts Bob..I enjoyed everyone of them :) It's always fun to see just how far people are willing to go in an event like this.. Is it an event to raise money for a charity or just for those who like to feel the wind in their hair :))

Oakland Daily Photo said...

STL may be edgy for the Midwest; but let's face it, in San Francisco, it would be the full monty, no problem. Which, ironically, is not edgy-only annoying. The shot with the Arch in the background is very cool.