Saturday, July 30, 2016

A night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis

The sky was rather ominous that night but the Cards were playing and it was John Goodman night at the stadium.  

 Looks like it's time for another championship.  Somehow I don't think it will be this year though.

Here he is on the large screen on the field.  My lens wasn't zoom enough to get a good shot of him throwing the first pitch.  The Cards lost that night but we had fun anyway.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

City Garden

"Citygarden, a project of the City of St. Louis funded by Gateway Foundation, has carved out three acres in the heart of downtown and transformed them into an exhilarating urban oasis featuring modern and contemporary sculptures, lush landscape, reflecting pools, a cafe, and a playful spray plaza.  You won't find wall or fences, admissions fees or do not touch sign, because at Citygarden you are always free.  Free to explore. Free to Play.  Free to feel inspired. 
 Eros Bendato 1999 Bronze  Artist: Igor Mitoraj
 2 Arcs x 4  1999-2000 Steel   Artist: Bernar Venet
 Big White Gloves, Big Four Wheels  2008  Painted Bronse    Artist: Jim Dine

 Untitled (Two Rabbits)  2004  Bronze    Artist: Claassen

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Thirsty? Just Whistle

The title of this post was the slogan for the Vess Beverage Company founded by Vess Jones in 1916.  It was originally named the Orange Whistle Company.  It's a 34 foot steel structure that was built in 1953.  Now it is located in the downtown area in St. Louis.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Volunteers Galore!

OK, so I'm just getting back to posting, sorry for the delay....things to do, places to go, people to see. You know how it goes.  This is the last of the Strawberry Festival photos, saved the best for last.  The festival wouldn't happen without all of the dedicated, hard working volunteers. Here is just a sampling of them.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Strawberry IV

 And now for a little diversion -  the Red Car Show at the OCC Strawberry Festival.

Waiting to award the trophies.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Strawberry III

If it wasn't for dedicated OCC members and friends who tirelessly give of their time, the Orange Congregational Church just simply wouldn't happen.  Thank you.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Strawberry II

 Vendors getting ready
 Jam glorious jam
 Tried and True
 Children's games, just add kids.
Well here's some now!