Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Green Goddess

The "Light Up The Night" Mardi Gras evening parade didn't just get rained out, it got washed away down the Mississippi and headed toward the Gulf of Mexico. As I write this on Tuesday evening, we are having torrential thunderstorms with a temperature just a few degrees above freezing. Not a night to be out with a camera.

So, back to last Saturday's parade. I like to take pictures in the parking lot used for a staging area because the floats are standing still. So much easier on the photographer. I did not note what this float was supposed to be about. It reminds me of the work of St. Louis sculptor Ernest Trova, although with more detailed features. The figure looks like she is about to sweep the top off the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse (factoid: it is the largest single courthouse in the U.S. and home of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Eighth Circuit Court of Apeals - I knew you'd find that fascinating). Lifting the lid on this building would probably release a lot of hot air. Consider the environmental consequences.

TOMORROW: Thursday Arch Series. Well, sort of. ShadowyOne is taking a turn.


ShadowyOne said...

Since nobody else has commented on this one, let me chime in and say that it is one of my favorites. Very similar to my own composition, although spotting the guy with the mouse face underneath may constitute a bit of an Easter egg (or something).

Dorothée said...

Love this picture too. The posture of the statue which looks like falling down the tower is great :-)