Wednesday, March 2, 2016

NYC In Exile

Forest Park 2016-02-27 4

I changed educational venues from the Bronx to mid-town St. Louis in September 1967. It was a bit of a shock. After a few days, my thoughts were something like, "Oh my Gawd, I'm stuck in the provinces!" and started wondering if I could transfer back to NYU. I got over it. 

Still, we ex New Yorkers are all over. This young woman could be a student at nearby Washington University. Lots of us there. My sister attended WU. When I, the oldest of four, went to college a thousand miles from home, my mother thought her children hated her. When the next sibling, 18 months younger than me, went to the other big school across town, she was sure. (The younger two stayed in the Northeast.)

The scene here is the walk beside the Grand Lagoon in Forest Park. Art Hill and the St. Louis Art Museum are in the back.                          

8 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

If that's the WU building in the background Bob, it's pretty impressive looking. Are you now happy you made the move to St. Louis?

Sharon Anck said...

This is one of my favorite places in St. Louis! And, then you mention Washington University, another beautiful St. Louis spot.

Norma Beishir said...

Grace--that's the Art Museum in Forest Park. Pretty cool, huh?

William Kendall said...

A great setting to walk in!

cieldequimper said...

Lovely light!

Halcyon said...

A great, everyday scene.

Luis Gomez said...

A New Yorker will always be a New Yorker Bob! Beautiful shot.

Stefan Jansson said...

A fine little museum it is.