Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Night Visions

Had very little time tonight.... but wanted to get out of the house. Corinthian Hall below.12th Street Viaduct.... still closed..... looking west.
12th Street Viaduct looking east.

Signs of the Times

The new traffic circle at Benton Boulevard and St. John Avenue is almost finished and it looks wonderful. Unfortunately 20 plus signs were installed and you can hardly see it. A little bit of overkill I'd say. Our drivers over here are essentially stupid... but you can't cure that by confusing them. Note that the sign in the foreground has a sign on it explaining what the sign means.

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Garden at Dusk

Photographed a bride in Kauffman Gardens Thursday evening. Took a few shots afterward. The flowers lose their deep coloration, but it is a very peaceful place.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fifty Years Together, Thirty Years in Business

The Dairy Queen at 2635 Independence Avenue has been serving generations of Northeast residents and visitors. It has been in continuous operation for 43 years and holds that record for the Boulevard. John and Esther McMurray have owned the DQ for 30 of those years and Esther has been behind the counter for 43 years. This month they also celebrated 50 years of marriage. Wednesday a celebration was held at the DQ to honor their longevity in both areas.
The Mayor was on hand to read a proclamation honoring the couple and Lee Lambert, President of the Independence Plaza Neighborhood Association, presented them with a plaque, t-shirts and caps. Esther said she and her husband have no plans to retire and hope to keep working for several more years. And the best part? Free Dilly bars for the first 250 people and I made sure I was one of them :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Very Northeast Wedding

Last Saturday's wedding saw perfect weather. We started pictures at the Colonnade by the Concourse and then proceeded to Our Lady of Peace on Bennington. Beautiful old church. Reception was at Vesper Hall.

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Pendleton Heights "Save The Date"

I highly recommend this tour. All the houses are within a two block area... so very little walking. There will be wonderful music and beautiful holiday decorations. Hyperblogal will be photographing the event throughout.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Scarritt Point Aux Naturelle

Park of Kessler Park that contains Scarritt Point was put in the Parks Department's Reduced Mowing Program (RMP) this year. Although a little more difficult to navigate.... long pants and hiking boots are recommended (there's stuff living in there).... it probably resembles the way it used to be back when the Indians roamed Northeast. This view looks Southwest you can barely see sone of the downtown buildings to the right of center.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tour of Missouri-City Market

If you tried to navigate downtown Sunday you know that the Tour of Missouri, Stage 7, was underway. Riders road 7- 10.2 mile laps for a total distance of 71.4 miles in this the final stage in the statewide bike race. A total of 612 miles was ridden this past week. American David Zabriskie of the Garmin-Slipstream team was the overall winner. The shots below were taken in the City Market area along Grand Avenue. Multiple cars and motorcycles road in support of the riders. Riders road down Grand to Berkley Park and along the river to Charlotte and then back to downtown. One lap took approximately 20 minutes. These shots are samples from five passes.