Friday, July 30, 2010

Benton Park West, Residential Streets

The housing stock surrounding Cherokee Street is amazing, a symphony in brick. Will the redevelopment of the commercial strip spread to the side streets eventually?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Guerilla Art, Cherokee Street

These mysterious trees popped up out of the stumps of recently removed Bradford Pears on Cherokee Street. How long will they last?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Tucker Tunnel, De-Tunnelized

It seems like just yesterday that the Tucker Tunnel was the center of attention as Larry Rice and his organization were threatening civil disobedience to keep a squatters' camp in the entrance to the tunnel.Months later, the tunnel is slowly and quietly being dismantled and filled in.It's a weird situation where businesses such as a McDonald's are only accessible from their rear entrance, as their front ones end at a sharp incline.See pictures of the tunnel before demolition, look here.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Garden, Tower Grove East

My garden has really taken off, with my cannas and sunflowers towering over me.I think the sunflowers are at least nine feet tall, and I actually hit my head on this one sunflower; it is heavy!The wild rose continues to bloom, with its second round of flowers.I didn't realize my cannas would get so big, otherwise I would have put my Indian cone flower in another location.
The hydrangea is still clinging to life, though it is a sensitive little guy.Here is the pile of weeds, originally around two feet tall, that I pulled out of my garden last Friday; the rain coupled with all the sunshine caused some sort of vine to go crazy in my backyard. I was pulling on it like crazy and it still wouldn't come out.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Material Coming Soon

Due to a lack of new, relevant photographs, I am going to be posting very little this week. I'll be back on Monday with new content based off of new photography this weekend.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Inaugural Exhibit in the Old North Restoration Group Gallery Featuring the photography of Sean Thomas, Thom Fletcher, Stefene Russell and Michael R.

Allen...and the graphic art of neighborhood residents and children, from the
Urban Studio
6:00-7:30 PM Thursday, July 15, 2010

The exhibit explores the people and built environment of Old North St.
Louis, focusing on the physical transformation as well as the
long-time character and traditions of the neighborhood. Children and
adult's art looks at what makes Old North the neighborhood it is
through drawings, mixed media and photography.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Caserta, Campania, Italy

Supposedly this palace is where they filmed the palace of Naboo in the first Star Wars movie. I try to block the first prequel out of my memory, so I don't remember any of these rooms in the movie.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Positano clings to the side of the cliffs overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are no cars, except on the ring road up above that loops around the town.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers

I traveled to the new observation deck (you know, the one that took five years to open after completion) and was pleasantly surprised at the views from the top.

Listen carefully, and learn about Wood River history.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Industry, Wood River, Illinois

According to our guide, this plant had an illegal, hidden pipe that dumped waste into the Mississippi.
Here is the famous Wood River Refinery, which apparently has its own museum.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fort DuBois, Illinois

This is a reconstruction of the original Fort DuBois, built by Lewis and Clark back in 1803.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Caught in a Compromising Position

Supposedly this man died sucking his thumb in the middle of the eruption, but I don't think you can tell that from what's left.

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