Saturday, September 6, 2008

Giant Catsup Bottle

Well, back to my home town after a fun trip to the Pacific Northwest. And what better way to return than with a gigantic catsup bottle in black and white HDR? This is actually in the Illinois suburbs and served as a water tower at a now disused catsup factory. (There is a raging debate in this country as to whether the product should be pronounced and spelled catsup or ketchup. H. J. Heinz, the largest manufacturer by far, goes with ketchup). It has been restored by conservationists and the darn thing is now actually on the National Register of Historic Places. There's a whole web site devoted to it and you can read about its history here.

I like this picture because the thing looks so alien. It could be a bizarre tangy red rocket awaiting liftoff. It could be a condiment from an distant planet.

WHAT'S ON FOR THE WEEKEND: browsing and shooting at the big annual St. Louis Art Fair. There's also the St. Louis Hispanic Festival, where I got some good images last year. The town is hopping.

TOMORROW: ¡ Salsa ! (And I don't mean catsup.)

now that our national political conventions are over, I recommend viewing this analysis of reasons to vote Republican:


Knoxville Girl said...

I am agog.
I think the HDR works better with black & white.

Victor said...

I vote for "ketchup". And yes, it definitely has an alien look to it, especially in B&W. Bravo!

Virginia said...

Garrison Keillor would love this one. His Prairie Home Companion " is brought to you by the Ketchup Ad Council" or something like that. I go with bizarre tangy red rocket awaiting lift off headed for that Corn Dog Shrine you showed us a while back.

Knoxville Girl said...

glad I came back for the Republicans!
(I'm voting Republican so the govt. can pull my library checkout records and tell me to shut up about it already)

Sharon said...

I just have to say I LOVED that political video!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

OMG. Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant.

Mary Helen said...

I'm voting republican so that I can shoot wolfs from airplanes.

Crazy thing is I used to be a republican! What was I thinking!