I know in the past I’ve complained that there aren’t more tall buildings in St. Louis, but when you’re standing at the base of the Union Trust, you realize that the buildings in St. Louis are tall enough. Humanely scaled… Continue Reading
The Villa Borghese, now really the largest park in Rome, was once the country estate of the Borghese family. Like many powerful Italian families, they blew all of their money and had to sell off large portions of their collections… Continue Reading
Every once and a while, I like to go back to the sources of much of St. Louis’s architecture. Usually, that means Europe. The palace at Caserta, built outside Naples in the Campania region of Italy, sits right on the… Continue Reading
After posting yesterday’s pictures of the A-B Brewery, I started thinking about the other brewery buildings still standing throughout the city. While I consider all of the breweries in St. Louis to be beautiful, they all are largely functional in… Continue Reading
They sure don’t build industrial buildings like this anymore. Even though it doesn’t need to be ornamented to brew beer, the brew house makes a statement about the solid basis on which this company was founded. Harkening back to the… Continue Reading
I found an old cemetery out in Babler State Park; dating from the early 19th Century to the mid 20th, it represents a broad cross-section of different types of grave markers over the last two centuries. It also reminds us… Continue Reading
Seriously, could they have made this sign any more ugly on the side of an historic St. Louis landmark?
I literally had not visited Queeny since my high school graduation in 1996. Little had changed, though they have painted the bad mansards a weird forest green. I know nothing about this building, but it looks to be from the… Continue Reading