Tuesday, March 22, 2016

STL DPB's Ninth Anniversary


Today is this blog's ninth anniversary. This is the 3,274th post, one just about every day I've had an Internet connection. Images from all over St. Louis; from New York, Chicago, L.A., Phoenix, Denver, Anchorage and Birmingham; from Paris, Buenos Aires, London, Beijing, Tokyo, Shanghai, Kathmandu, Tamarindo and Lhasa; from Mt. Rainier, Mt. McKinley, Mt. Fuji and Mt. Everest.

Sometimes I think of all the books I could have read, the movies I could have seen (pretty close to none in recent years), the letters I could have written and the recipes I could have learned. So, why? 

There have been some great benefits. I have been bit burned out with my work for a long time. Looking for a creative outlet that I could do reasonably well. This is it, I suppose. And all the people I've met on the streets of St. Louis, the ordinary, the weird and the special. All the things I've learned about my adopted city. And all of you, my CDP colleagues, with whom I've exchanged ideas and techniques, and the several of you I have met. How else could I have experienced barbecue in Birmingham, two or three hour lunches on an island in the Seine and a terrace in Provence, and dinner in Shanghai with someone who knew what to order? It has been worth it. It has broadened my horizons in so many ways.

The pictures today are little pebbles of the number on our streets: the intersection of 9th and Market Streets downtown, and Channel 9, the public television station.

Who knows how much longer.                 


14 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

It has been a fun ride so far Bob. Blog on!

s.c said...

Up to the next nine years.

Olivier said...


Bravo et bon "Blog" 9eme Anniversaire

C'est toujours un plaisir de passer par chez toi (meme si je suis moins present sur la blogosphere)

Alors comme sur ta premiere photo, direction le "100eme" anniversaire ;o))

Halcyon said...

Happy bloggiversary!
My first job out of uni was at Channel 9, just not this one. ;-)

Norma Beishir said...

Happy Anniversary, Bob!

Luis Gomez said...

Congratulations Bob! Thank you for all your great images.

Memphis MOJO said...

Looking forward to another nine years!

William Kendall said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Sharon Anck said...

Congratulations Bob! I so enjoy your perspective on a city I got to know for a bit. And, I enjoy following you around on your trips here and there. Keep up the good work!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Congratulations Bob.. a blog well done! Blimey nine years, that's huge! You are so right though, the amazing sights and facts you find out about so many other parts of the world that might have gone unknown.. it is worth the time it takes to put together!

Jack said...

Congratulations, Bob. Nine years! Quite a remarkable achievement. You have a fine eye and excellent technique. Keep 'em coming.

MyVintageCameras said...

Happy Anniversary! And many more........

Linda said...

Congratulations! Keep on bloggin'.

Bibi said...

Happy Blogaversary, Bob. I have always enjoyed your posts and your humor. I've been slipping a bit lately both in posts and visits.....life is interfering. :)