Friday, March 21, 2014

Look Forward


A tourist, probably, standing at the top of the steps from the Arch to the river. She was having her picture taken by family. 

Behind her is the old Millennium Hotel. It's gone by different names over the years. Many of the rooms had spectacular views, by our standards. Forty years ago some friends of a poor young couple passed the hat, so to speak, and Mrs. C and I spent our wedding night there. It closed down this year. Never remodeled to contemporary standards and no one interested in putting up the money. Sic transit gloria mundi

Local Note: the month of March brings the US college basketball championship tournament, known as March Madness. 64 teams start the single-elimination playoffs and my St. Louis University Billikens (America's weirdest college mascot - see here and here - with the possible exception of the University of California-Santa Cruz Banana Slugs) made it in. They were terrific through most of the season and then had a complete collapse at the end. They played their first round game against North Carolina State University last night. The Bills were down by 16 in the second half, tied the game, then won by 3 in overtime. One of the greatest comebacks in the history of the tournament. Everyone will be wearing their blue and white today.

Tomorrow is STL DPB's seventh anniversary.


cieldequimper said...

That's a shot for the coffee table book!

Another grand old place that will decay?

7 years makes me feel like a baby!

s.c said...

Nice composition and uncluttered picture with not to much details. I like it.

William Kendall said...

That is a wonderfully composed shot, Bob, and works well in black and white.

Birdman said...

Yesterday I was 12-4... today I'm 2-1 at this point. Elenka 0-3. YES!

Jack said...

You turned this one into an interesting photograph. Some weird happenings in the tournament so far, but then again, every year there are weird happenings. But, MERCER beating Duke? I didn't see that coming.

(I hope to one back tomorrow to offer congrats on the seventh anniversary, but If i don't make it, Congratulations!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Bad luck for the old Millennium hey Bob, but I guess like yourself and Mrs C it will hold fond memories.

Unknown said...

Another terrific composition! Keep the B&W coming, Bob.