I realized I had actually visited the second location of the Carmelite Sisters of St. Joseph out in Ladue, which is where they moved when Soulard was becoming too industrial back in the early Twentieth Century. Or maybe I should… Continue Reading
The Lemp Mausoleum is less than half full, and probably will be forever. See the inside at this earlier post here.
I went by Hirstein Cemetery, where many of my oldest ancestors in America are buried, in the first weekend of August. It was a hot day, but the clouds in the sky made for beautiful light. This obelisk had not… Continue Reading
I felt as if I was in Scotland again when I visited Calvary Cemetery recently. After all of the rain and warm temperatures, there seems to be a haze over the city and rolling hills, and everything is so green.… Continue Reading
I came back by St. Vincent de Paul, which I had last photographed back in almost exactly six years ago (last picture). As luck would have it, the doors were open, so I was able to go inside the George… Continue Reading
I once wrote that George I. Barnett designed the Grand Water Tower to look like it was the relic of a long-gone civilization, and with the way that the city has disappeared around it, his wish has ironically come true.… Continue Reading
I almost wonder if the Grand Water Tower (yes, I know it’s technically a standpipe) would look better as a red brick Corinthian column. It’s almost there.
I like the different perspective that the winter brings to Bellefontaine Cemetery with the leaves off the trees, as the lay of the land is more obvious with its undulations and dips and bobs. The light is harsh and stark,… Continue Reading