With any luck, this blog should return to regular activity soon.
I visited St. Louis for almost two weeks instead of my usual week-long return visits, and so I have a lot I'll eventually report on from that visit.
In short, though:
The weather was spectacular. I don't ever remember in one of my 22 years living in the city an August being so pleasant and non-humid.
I thought I had seen every photographic angle of Citygarden and so wasn't expecting to be as impressed and as surprised by the place as I was. It's a great space. Obviously, the planner in me worries about the longevity of Citygarden given the relative deadness of its edges (and, well, winter). Yet I have to say it was joyous for me seeing people feel so at ease in a downtown once declared dead by the New York Times (currently searching for that article reference). And so many of them too! In two weeks' time, I visited Citygarden five times and never felt bored at any one of them. And people were everywhere.
I finally got to Niche. And Taste. I fall in love with Benton Park more and more with each visit back to St. Louis.
More thoughts on Culinaria, Old Post Office Plaza, and other items at a later date.
For now, I am focused on getting this post-forsaken blog back on its feet.
Thanks for sticking with me.
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