Site Under Construction

Well now, www.pluckandlights.com is being raised up from www.pluckandlights.blogspot.com. This may take some time while I figure out the platform and finish some professional obligations. READ MORE

City Garden Fountain

It’s the beginning of Katie’s last week in St. Louis. On Friday we had a farewell dinner with her coworkers and last night we held a dinner party with friends. As per usual,... READ MORE

HDR ME ASAP

Where has Pluck and Lights been? Is she dead? Asleep, maybe, but not dead. This blog was originally conceived as a ‘daily photo’ blog. In that regard it’s become a failure over the... READ MORE

Kingshighway Skate Park

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I had high hopes for cake hunting on Sunday. My plan was to leave the house by 7:00 AM and then conquer all of the cakes of North St. Louis before noon. Sunday morning was bitter cold though so I got … Continued

250 cakes of St. Louis 2

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No. 11 — Location, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis; Artist, Lynsi Sciaroni  I had an interesting day. I spent a good portion of it cycling around North St. Louis and feeling embarrassed that I was uncomfortable doing so. It … Continued

Hansel and Gretel

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It’s a difficult thing to write and watch a movie at the same time. Even a movie as terrible as Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, which earned an abysmal 15 % on Rotten Tomatoes. When aggregate-review scores reach that low it’s … Continued

Hiatus

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I may be on a hiatus the next couple of days. We have visitors coming tomorrow night and we generally put people up in the office. Restricted computer access, restricted blog. I’ll be back Saturday if not before. 

Bridge over Troubled…

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I just read a statistic that a stretch Kingshighway near Forest Park in St. Louis handles a traffic volume of roughly 50,000 cars a day. That is, it is a rather busy street on par with Michigan Avenue in Chicago or the Strip … Continued

250 cakes of St. Louis 1

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#1 – Location: Compton Hill Water Tower, Artist: Genevieve Esson OK, so I have criticized the cakes. I do wish that the powers that be had chosen a more St. Louisian symbol than a birthday cake to celebrate the city’s 250th … Continued

Under Pressure

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Highly pressurized gas cylinders found in the train yard. At least they are kept under pristine storage conditions… 

Vanderventer

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On my way home tonight I wandered a little further east than I usually do before crossing highway 64 to the south. The bridge I planned on crossing was closed because— duh—  construction. To get home I ended up much, much further … Continued

But I have a gluten sensitivity

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St. Louis turns 250 this year. To celebrate, 250 painted-fiberglass cakes have been commissioned that will be placed around the city.  As of today, 178 locations have been caked. I dunno, I’ve thought about capturing as many cakes as possible as a photography and cycling … Continued