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Delmar Loop

University City City Hall and the west end of the popular Delmar Loop. The Delmar Loop is a buzzing entertainment and dining hub with an eclectic mix of noodle bars, BBQ restaurants, Korean and Mexican eateries, cocktail lounges and pubs lining Delmar Boulevard. Well-known locals with stars on the St. Louis Walk of Fame include […]

City Hall

The City Hall of University City, Missouri, was built in 1903 as the “Women’s Magazine Building”, the headquarters of a magazine publishing company, and became a city hall in 1930. The octagonal, five-story brick-and-limestone building was built in a Beaux-Arts style with a dome roof. The building features a marble staircase connecting the first and second […]

Loop Trolley 002

University City’s Loop Trolley. This is an antique streetcar recently installed in the the University City “Loop” area and terminates in Forest Park by the Missouri History Museum (in the background). This project was very expensive for the St. Louis area and it remains to be seen if it will payoff. The photo was processed […]

Loop Trolley

An eclectic entrepreneur in my home town of University City (part of St. Louis, MO), thought it would be a great idea to run a trolley up and down our downtown area. 50 million dollars (of taxpayer money) later they have two of these running. The “Loop Trolleys” are now running, taking us back to […]

Loop Trolley on the Run

After years of Development, cost overruns and delays, the “Loop Trolley” begins it second day of full runs.The trolley runs from Forest Park’s History Museum to the University City Loop Area (Delamr Loop). On this day, it was packed with people and the Loop was buzzing. One day I will have to take a ride….

Chuck

One of the “claims to fame” of my home town of University City, Missouri is that Chuck Berry lived near-by and performed here regularly. Here is a statue of him across the street from Blueberry Hill where you could find him about once a month until about the last year of his life.

iPhone 6s Camera Review

I just recently upgraded my iPhone to an iPhone 6s and thought I would post a few pictures taken with its camera. Overall these are great photos. Below you will find a few shots taken from a walk around the neighborhood and then processed in Lightroom.

Oakbrook Forest (9 of 9)

The camera is basically a “point and shoot” type. You can zoom from the screen and select screen size: square or panorama. Neat additional features are video, slow-motion, time lapse and geo-tagging. Also the camera has exposure control and image stabilization. On the downside, there are no lens selections and exposure control is limited. Also, the only file format is jpg, no RAW mode. Internal  HDR is also a feature.   Above is a hibiscus flower from my backyard. Note the detail and great color.

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U City

I did not have to go too far for this photo! I live in University City and this is an area here called “The Loop,” an area filled with bars, restaurants, boutiques and college students. Needless to say, it is a colorful area.

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