There have been 161 posts on Shoulblog so far. And the one that, by far, gets the most traffic over time is About That Statue, a series of pictures of the Lewis & Clark Statue on the St. Louis riverfront. The statue, named "The Captains' Return," was somewhat unique in that it was regularly inundated … Continue reading The Captains’ Return … Returns!
Note: When originally written, this was part of a series of posts about pictures used in the header at the top of this blog. Well, life happens and headers change, and now there are completely different pictures up there. Oh well, I'll keep these posts, though. Previous posts in the series are here and here and … Continue reading Downbound On The Upper
Another year, another folder for my computer photo archive. Here are some of my favorite shots from the year 2012. You know the drill -- you can click on any of these shots for a larger view. Two of my favorite photographic subjects are right here in this picture: the "Captains Return" statue of Lewis … Continue reading Pictures Of 2012
Note: This statue has been moved. You can read a June 2016 update to this post here. Just downriver from Eads Bridge in St. Louis, on the St. Louis riverfront, is a statue called The Captains' Return. It depicts the return of William Clark and Meriwether Lewis, along with their dog, Scout, from their famous … Continue reading About That Statue…
After a five-year absence, Fair St. Louis brought back one of its most popular features this year: the air show over the Mississippi River. The show, which this year was held three times over the holiday weekend, features a variety of military and private aircraft, doing some pretty amazing tricks in front of the Arch … Continue reading Return of the Air Show
Several weeks ago, I posted this picture of workers cleaning mud off of the cobblestones on the St. Louis riverfront. The mud had been left there when the Mississippi River rose above flood stage, and then fell back out. I said then that their job was worthy of the television show "Dirty Jobs." But as … Continue reading More Mud To Move
April 20 was the day I'd been waiting for for months. Warm, but not too warm. Plenty of sunshine. Not a terribly busy day at work. And the trees are greening up nicely, filling out enough so that, from a distance, they look pretty darn summery. I took my camera to work. And at lunchtime … Continue reading A New Way To Look At St. Louis