MONDAY … With A Few Of My Favorite Things!
STRIDING MAN – Rudolf Belling
A dark figure about a foot tall that I always pass in the narrow corridor when I move from the new addition of the art museum into the original museum building. I think of him as my dark knight.
ROMAN BOY – MOSAIC FRAGMENT
I’m amazed with the eyes of the boy in this mosaic fragment. It was found in a 2300 year old Roman city between Turkey and Persia.
This is on a sidewalk in West Walnut Manor. When I was a kid all manhole covers were made of heavy steel. Unfortunately people began stealing them to sell for scrap metal leaving an open hole people could fall into. Cement is cheap, and the fish is to remind people the sewer is for runoff water and not garbage.
THE PARADE OF THE WARTHOGS
This is one of the many animal sculptures in the parking lot of the Saint Louis Zoo. The biggest one is of an actual sized elephant seen below.
THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM GRAND HALL
It was originally known as the Sculpture Hall and it is in one of the most historic buildings in the city. And it has been standing at the top of Art Hill for 110 years. I love to wonder through this building. It’s one of my favorite things, too.