Busch Stadium – Old and New

This photo shows part of old Busch Stadium as it was being demolished to make way for the new Busch Stadium being built during the off-season before 2006′s opening day.  Click to enlarge.

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Rock & Roll Has Got To Go!

St. Louis’ KWK was the very first radio station I can remember hearing as a kid.  Apparently they decided that they weren’t going to play rock & roll music.   Variety Magazine, in its January 22, 1958 issue noted, “St. Louisans Heave of Rock n’ Roll”.  I don’t remember this at all.  But it might be why [...]

Arch Advantage

Post-Dispatch photographer Reynold Ferguson, prone on top of the Arch, photographs the city below in February 1967.  Click to enlarge a little.

Update… Here’s a picture of the guy taking that picture.  

Now…. who took the picture of the guy taking the picture?

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Barging Up the Icy Mississippi

My wife took this picture this morning of a barge heading up the river.

 

 

Opening Day – Just 91 Days Away

The St. Louis Cardinals will play their first game of 2014 at Busch Stadium on April 7th.  The first game of the season will be on the road in Cincinnati on April 2nd.  It looks a lot farther way than that in this photo.  Click to enlarge.

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Sorry Folks

A little snow and a little cold weather shut the city down.

Thanks Joni

 

Dashing through the snow…

 

Trixie cautiously inspecting the ruler stuck in the snow to measure the accumulation.  She loved the snow.  Gus, not so much.

 

Looks like a big warm up coming tomorrow

This is Cindy Preszler the meteorologist at the NBC affiliate here in St. Louis with the forecast for tonight and tomorrow.  I just happened to be watching the news and saw this.

 

After the snow

This is the view looking North up the Mississippi River.  Click to enlarge. 

This is looking South.

As I was walking down to take these photos I followed deer tracks all the way down the steps.  Look close and you can see the deer tracks on the walkway.

We ended up with about [...]

The Truth About Crime in St. Louis

St. Louis has long gotten a bad rap about the crime rate.  The big difference is in how statistics are figured based on the size of the ‘metropolitan area’.

 Thanks to increased joint efforts by local law enforcement and “hot spot” policing, crime in St. Louis City continues to decrease and has actually dropped [...]

 
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