Friday, September 19, 2008

From Wall Street to Market Street

Gordon Gecko would like this inflated device. A local bank had it at a community event downtown on Market Street, drawing attention to their booth. There's an obvious metaphor here for current financial news. It was big, alluring, full of fake money. If someone stuck a little pin into it as they passed by it would collapse. Gecko said, "Greed is good." Well, perhaps there is a limit.

WHAT'S ON FOR WEEKEND PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE LOU: two good things. On Saturday we have the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, which is quite a spectacle. I had a well-received post about it a year ago. On Sunday afternoon, the Cardinals baseball team has an open house at Busch Stadium for season ticket holders. We'll get to visit the dugouts and clubhouses, and maybe wander around on the field. Camera in hand, of course.

TOMORROW: it's panoramic.


Virginia said...

Well I think you are the greedy one. Balloon races and baseball field tours all in one weekend, and I am sitting down here trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Geeez!

Antjas said...

I e-mailed your post to my son at Wash U. Hopefully he'll wake up before noon and catch this spectacular event. I'm truly jealous.