By the look of these photographs, Saturday's Cinco de Mayo celebration on Cherokee looked like a funky good time.
In fact, some of the photos remind me of a rowdy, lively, and never uninteresting New Orleans event/parade.
The beauty of the maturation of Cherokee Street over the past couple of months is that it has not shown a familiar trajectory for a St. Louis revitalization. There are no posh nightclubs with "pioneer" status nor any ultra-elite art galleries present. Rather, there's an organized community dedicated to improving quality of life and maintaining the uniqueness of St. Louis's most diverse and urban business district.
That makes for a winning combination. As it continues to grow, it will be interesting to watch Cherokee Street to see if it stays its New Orleans-like course of shirking the normal for the splendidly unpredictable.
Here is a photo from the aforementioned set posted on the Urban St. Louis forums by member "njenny". Thanks for the excellent photography!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
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