Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Power & Light

Power & Light 1

Black and white week continues:

A little north of the Arch by the Mississippi sits the old Union Power & Light plant, St. Louis' original electrical generating station. The classical architecture contrasts sharply with the industrial equipment jutting out of it and the new bridge to the right.

The generators within powered the lights at The Palace of Electricity at the 1904 World's Fair here. As best I can tell from research it still produces something, although I see very few workers' cars when I walk around it.                       
                       

11 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Prefect light for a beautiful black and white.

Olivier said...

encore un b&w magnifique (tu vas devenir la référence) et très belle composition

Ann said...

Bob - the Ashley Street Power station is definitely still active and running. I've been inside. They use only part of the whole complex, but it's definitely in use. It's very cool - history and all.

s.c said...

Wow. Great B&W architectural shot. Like it.

Luis Gomez said...

One of my favorite buildings in Saint Louis Bob.

Jack said...

Beautiful use of black and white. The wonderful old building contrasts nicely with the modern bridge.

William Kendall said...

The building's quite remarkable. It feels enduring.

Wayne said...

A great shot Bob

LisaA2z said...

Beautiful, Robert! Great sky!

Petrea Burchard said...

The juxtaposition of old and new is beautiful.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Spectacular.
I'm trying to imagine it in colour but honestly b&w works wonders. It's a very powerful image.