^Nice catch! I see them over on the east side often enough, since they have a yard over there, but not this side of the river too much. I wonder if that's pool power? Looks like too much for a transfer job. Anyway . . . neat!
looks like YOU supplied the art TODAY, my friend. :wink: beautiful shots. *Blushing* Thank you sir! There will doubtless be more. Auntie Five is still here and we have a couple more stops to make before she leaves on Tuesday. Good stuff! BTW, what's the deal with this shot? I love Islamic architect...
A few new shots: Amtrak in Kirkwood https://farm1.staticflickr.com/867/41921084451_79c3ba8e77_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/830/41021396205_121bf3b037_c.jpg UP on the High Line https://farm1.staticflickr.com/961/42193944621_0887fb78fb_c.jpg (At least, I assume it was UP, even though this isn'...
(And much the same could be said of some northside neighborhoods. Fairground Park has the potential to be a very solid anchor, for instance.)
Carondelet has Carondelet Park as a fairly important park anchor and an entertainment district surrounding the Ivory Triangle anchored by the Ivory Theatre now. Also arguably the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. There's nothing quite as big as a Wash U. or a Botanical Garden, but there are plent...
Part 3: The Vietnamese Architect Auntie comes to visit. I've been obliged to try to give the good building tour. May 15. New Cathedral first: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/974/27290474517_a2b77d7626_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/827/42162037541_68ecb21c66_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com...
Part 2. A grab shot, a concert, and a visit from a CoMO friend: A grab shot out at Laclede Groves in Webster. My grandmother has been keeping up their candles. Not the most prominent piece of architecture in town, but not bad for a blink and you miss it retirement facility. https://farm1.staticflick...
All right. It's time for a serious photodump . . . (It's been a busy month.) To keep this managable I'm going to break this up some. First, April 26th I went to the garden with my wife and a friend of hers: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/829/27878824588_55b4ea4516_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.co...
^I think this is closely related to the Urban Theory thread link to the study comparing the two blocks with similar value homes and different tax returns due to different lot sizes and whether or not this is fair. Essentially, the argument was that the small lots were subsidizing the large ones, sin...
^Politicians have to play politics or they don't get elected. There are times to fight that, but you really have to pick your hills to die on. After all, you can only do it once.
Also: I do like the fact that these seem to be something useful to lots of people of all sorts and not just trendy types.
There was an OFO sitting outside the D concourse at Lambert last Friday when my wife and I picked up her fifth auntie. Believe it or don't. Just sitting there on the sidewalk halfway between terminals. In the middle of nowhere. The OFOs haven't achieved Limelike saturation yet, but . . . At least th...
^There's gorgeous structures there, I just have no idea how to get the investment to do anything at all. The commercial finance system would never back anything there. Illinois won't or can't. (It's not Chicago, so does Illinois even really care?) I can't envision any kind of regional agency that wo...
I've been very excited to see that. (I've been down there a couple of times this year, but haven't been able to make it in for a variety of reasons. Time, mostly.) It's really nice to see what a top notch job they did. Thank you! :) Will have to expedite.
^I figured the fact that they tore down a monoculture and replaced it with a monoculture was a good hint that they weren't too concerned with little ecological niceties for wild critters. Can't see why the ponds should be any different. This whole thing has been a bit disappointing to me, top to bot...
AA is dropping Trans States as a regional operator next year. Guess that means less 145s on AA. Curious how it will impact things here at Trans States. I think they will only fly for United now. Their other subsidiaries still fly for others. Does Trans States Holdings still have that order out for ...
I have had enormous trouble loading anything on any browser with Windows 10. Reputedly this has to do with my older laptop's use of a spinning disk for it's primary drive. Windows 10 is apparently heavily optimized for SSDs. I've not had any trouble with the forum, for the most part, when using Wind...
^ I don't see a continuation flight onto Europe in my schedules from 1997 and 1998 but I wouldn't doubt that they did that at one time. In my 1992 schedule 844 is a one stop direct to Frankfurt via JFK. I'm pretty sure that's actually the first flight I ever road, aboard an L-1011 at that time. (I ...
^Option B. The one with Chouteau sticking his . . . ahem . . . out over the river.
^Does Enterprise Financial do much in the way of consumer banking? I hadn't even seen them until recently, and I'm curious how tied to car financing they are. I figure there's a lot of room for a good local bank to pick up customers from the big nationals, since they've mostly been pretty terrible s...
^I . . . uh . . . might have been a music teacher. The whole SymphonicPoet thing isn't entirely an affectation. I write both. But don't ask if you don't want a lesson. ;-)

Hope you enjoy. Traviata is great.
Interesting season. It ranges from Greek Tragedy on the lighter side down the spectrum into the darker hues of modern and post-post-post modern isolation. It's really going to depend on your taste. Though this doesn't mean the music is all dark and sadly sounding. There's some truly glorious stuff h...
(The original speculation that it's Costco still makes a lot of sense, of course. And your point about Mal-Wart makes sense.)
^Valid point, but the atmosphere around TIFs is changing fast. I'm still inclined to think the lack of an ID is significant cause for concern.
^Sounds to me like the identity of the anchor would negatively impact the chances for a TIF, so . . . deny the TIF. Makes me think it's Wal Mart.