Saturday afternoon I joined some local photographers down at the newly renovated Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis. As we were walking around photographing I noticed the light hitting this art deco lamp post. I loved how the shadows were coming off the post.
I was able to start the new year off right this morning exploring an abandoned church in north St. Louis with some good friends. I am an atheist but I get what religion means to a lot of people, and all of the symbolism involved. The area we were in a rough one, hit hard over the years by all the numerous factors that make St. Louis what it is. Yet in all of the decay and poverty there are still glimmers of hope for a better future.