St. Louis Grain Elevator

St. Louis Grain Elevator

What is it about grain elevators? I can’t pass by one without taking a picture or wanting to take a picture. They’re always surrounded by the most wonderful conglomeration of random industrial stuff and railroad cars. Maybe it was all those drives across...
Admin Building revisited

Admin Building revisited

While I’m giving accolades to the Admin building, here’s another view, framed by its neighbor across the Plaza, the Colonnade building. On a cold gray winter day the Colonnade looks like part of a battle-damaged science fiction movie spaceport....
Such a crumbling beauty*

Such a crumbling beauty*

Few people I have talked to in passing love it. Most would say it is stark or brutal (true to the style) or comment on the “unsightly” weathering of the concrete. But I happen to love it, in spite of those qualities. Perhaps, in part, because of those...