As a few of my readers know, I was living in Washington, DC on September 11, 2001, exactly two miles away from the Pentagon when the plane crashed into it. I moved back at Christmastime of 2006, and had only… Continue Reading
Everyone knows who Thomas Hart Benton is, right? He’s buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery, and on a late morning visit I caught his monument and grave in the mottled sun and shade.
Fourteen years now. The world and St. Louis have changed so much in that time. I’ve changed so much, too. I think about what and how I photographed in that time. What is gone, and what I had no idea… Continue Reading
Donated in 1965, this sculpture commemorates the St. Louis Award. It sits behind some bushes close to the World’s Fair Pavilion and the northeast entrance to the Zoo.
The Friedrich Jahn Monument is on a stretch of road that was removed in the 1990s during renovations of Forest Park. Jahn founded the movement for gymnastics in Germany, and there were many such Turnvereinen in St. Louis. Most are… Continue Reading
Woodland Cemetery is perched dramatically on the bluffs south of downtown Quincy on an untouched portion of the rocky valleys and gullies that once typified the area before human settlement. There are dramatic views of the Mississippi River and the… Continue Reading
I went by the Theophile Papin House on the last Saturday of June. It’s being demolished. It’s sad, but honestly, it had been so heavily altered that it wouldn’t really have been feasible or worthwhile to restore it back to… Continue Reading
Sculptor Charles Keck produced this handsome monument of Dr. Edmund Babler out in the state park that bears his name. I could have sworn I already photographed this park at some point, but I guess I was wrong. Babler is… Continue Reading
Yesterday, I looked at the Stone Arch Bridge, the centerpiece of Minneapolis’s revitalized riverfront in the center of the city. The St. Anthony Falls brought industry to the area, using the water to power mills. Many of the mills are… Continue Reading
I had never photographed the Edward Bates Monument in Forest Park until late December; it sits in a traffic triangle at the north end of Art Hill. He is an incredibly important figure in American history, having served as attorney… Continue Reading