Posts Tagged ‘Snow’

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Pruitt-Igoe in the Snow

February 15, 2010

After a difficult experience trying to wade through weeds last time I went to Pruitt-Igoe over the summer, I vowed to return during the winter months when the journey would become more manageable.  For some reason I picked a snow day to go.

Pruitt-Igoe Site Looking Downtown

It was still tough to get around this overgrown Urban forest, but signs of civilization were very apparent.  The most interesting site for me were the places that the sewer system surfaces in the dense woods.  The familiar smell of sewer gas and a nice patch of melted snow was a powerful reminder of what this site actually is.

Pruitt-Igoe Sewer

Could this be a job creation center in the near future?  Might it be better for the city left as a forest?  More pictures of the day can be seen here.

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Snow Day

January 7, 2010

Today I took a stroll up to Forest Park to witness my first ever day of Sledding on Art Hill.

Art Hill today

I didn’t have a sled but it looked like lots of fun.

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Snow on the Street

January 7, 2010

Looking outside at 11 PM I can see as if it were day because of the light from the street lamps reflecting off the snow.

Snowy Street @ 11 PM

Maybe UrbanReviewSTL is right and we do have too many lights in St. Louis.

On an unrelated note, I found this cool blog tonight about ghost signs.

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