A pile of soggy Wall Street Journals lies in front of a recently closed office building in Clayton, Mo.
I wonder if the money they wasted on this subscription at all contributed to their closing… (also, grammar nerds, did I use “lies” correctly?)
Earth Hour 2009 happened around the world at 8:30 p.m. (local everywhere), and participants were encouraged to turn off their lights for an hour to promote environmental awareness. I heard that the Arch was going to go dark so I decided to find a good place to shoot “St. Louis.” First shot is from a new park across the river that isn’t actually open to the public yet. After 10 mintues I got kicked out of there and had to find another place with a view. Luckily traffic on 64 was very light and I got a second shot from the overpass.
Driving home from work I pulled over to shoot an unusual scene: a field of grown men flying dollar-store kites in the sunset. After helping untangle a few crossed lines, I learned that they are members of the nearby Salvation Army rehab program, fighting a variety of addictions. For a little while, however, the wind took care of their worries.
update: more photos in the STLtoday.com gallery.