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Thursday, November 30, 2006

The View at Home



Here is the view from the south window of the third floor of our house. From here, I can see nineteenth century houses and tenements, the downtown skyline and the Arch, the spires of St. Liborius and Zion Lutheran churches, the tall smokestack of the former Columbia Brewery and, off in the far distance at night, the beacon of the Continental Life Building. This is one of the best views I've enjoyed in the city, and it's here at home.

Of course, all of the winter rain has penetrated our weak roof membrances -- soon to be replaced, but that promise doesn't stop a leak. The continuing pileup of snow will lead to a cold day Saturday when I will have to sweep the roofs to minimize water penetration when the snow melts. Ah, well -- for now there is this view!

3 comments:

Anthony Coffin said...

beautiful image

ben west said...

it's wonderful how violent weather such as an icestorm can produce such beauty the day after. it's a misleading beauty, though, since it hurts trees and power lines, along with all those who depend on either.

i took advantage of the unexpected day off and wondered thru tower grove park snapping pics.

stlmom said...

Lovely, just lovely. You're making me homesick.