Saturday, December 16, 2017

Geometry Of Parking

Just walking west on Walnut, almost to Broadway. There is a lot of rhythm and energy in the scene, IMHO, even something a little Cubist.       

Friday, December 15, 2017

Trompe l'Oeil

A French art term, literally to deceive the eye. The idea is to depict in two dimensional space something three dimensional and to make it look very real, and often at the same time impossible. Here is an example

There is something of that here: Arch reflections in two curtain wall buildings with different color glass. The one on the right is a block behind the other.      

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday Arch Series

Haven't had one of these in a long time. After nearly eleven years of this project it's hard to find a new perspective but something new may get your eye just walking down the street. Taken on Chestnut just east of Broadway, next to a bank building.

No, nothing to do with McDonald's. They aren't golden.      

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Downtown buildings: shape, color, wiggly mirrors, sunset.

Sitting here Tuesday evening watching the Alabama senate results come in.  I can't hold my breath long enough.       

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

In Honorem S. Ludovici

You don't need to have been a poor student of Latin like me to translate this: in honor of St. Louis. This town, not just le roi saint, could use a few honors. We have something of an image problem.

This is part of the facade of the Old Cathedral, under the Arch on the edge of downtown.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Broadway Line Up

Same light, different view. Looking north on Broadway, the Old Courthouse, 100 and 200 N. B'way. My office building is three more blocks behind.    

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Nice Light

Out of the office late yesterday afternoon . . . must - shoot - something. Felt like Frankenstein staggering around downtown in the cold, looking for something, anything. Turns out the sunset colors were gorgeous, the light as good as it could get. It hit the north wing of the Old Courthouse with perfect framing and the new lamps in Kiener Plaza added a nice touch.