16 September 2011

Kicking Things Off..

I hope to avoid becoming my long-winded self in this blog.  It will be a St. Louis photo blog primarily.  I would like to keep things to a picture, or four, and captions 95% of the time....maybe a little about the location/image if it's important enough.  This is something I have been thinking about for a long time, and I would like to chronicle St. Louis in photos and in a blog format.  Saint Louis is rich in history and architecture.  So, you can expect to see a lot of photos of buildings on this photo blog.  Hopefully, you will learn something about our city as you follow along.

The St. Louis Art Museum forms the backdrop for one of the neatest things this city has done in a long time.  The community has drawn together to honor the victims of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11th, 2001.  Just under 3,000 flags have been placed across Art Hill in Forest Park, each one representing a person killed in the attacks.  Each flag is placed 10 feet apart from any other flag demarking the 10th anniversary of the WTC collapse.  Each flag also has a picture and name on the pole.  Many St. Louisans, and likely tourists, have taken in this awesome sight over the past week.  It is an honor for this to be the inagural post in my St. Louis photo blog.  (Image shot at ISO100, f/11, 1/100th using Canon Rebel XSi and 55-250mm lens)