Saturday, May 7, 2011

127/365: Desolation Row

Under The Highway
Bob Dylan sang Desolation Row so long ago that I was in high school. We all thought it was really deep, although we didn't understand a bit of it. This plot of land in the southeast corner of downtown could have been one of the stops along the way. It's under the elevated section of I 55 just south of the Arch. The chain link and barbed wire fence is baffling - somebody needs to keep people out of here? Or was something/someone once contained inside?

I like how the morning sun lights up that little bit of grass in the foreground. Maybe the place is salvageable.

St. Louis Daily Photo wonders about a 19th Century gymnast and perhaps proto-Nazi today.

An Old Coot (Friedrich Ludwig Jahn)

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