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Old Posted Oct 30, 2013, 10:52 PM
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St Louis really likes turtles (1/2)

STL really likes turtles.


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Old Posted Oct 31, 2013, 12:41 AM
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There are some really beautiful buildings in STL! Great job capturing them.
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That is a lot of damn turtles.
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You got around, but I'm guessing these were taken early on a Sunday or something, because the sidewalks in the CWE and the Loop are rarely that sparse.
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This epic thread reveals St. Louis' incredible collection of fine architecture and true, old-school urbanity. Just amazing. And turtles.
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most visitors have no idea that there is an entire city stretching for miles behind the arch (or if they do they don't really have the right idea) - clearly you did some homework summit street. bravo.

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The turtle is the perfect analogy for STL -- slow paced, sturdy, long-lived, and resilient.

Amazing photo set! Very comprehensive!

Out of curiosity, were the Central West End photos taken mid-morning, say 10am? I have literally never seen the CWE look like a ghost town to that degree.
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That is my city. I live there. I and I am lucky. EXCELLENT THREAD!!!
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People that say they hate St. Louis, don't know St. Louis! St. Louis is a beautiful city and one of the better built cities in America. It's amazing to me that St. Louis hasn't been rediscovered on a national level like a New Orleans, Charleston, and recently Pittsburgh. St. Louis is definitely a city that deserves its day in the sun again.
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Very nice city and pics! Thanks for sharing.

You´ve done a very great job posting so many pictures in just one thread. I´ve enjoyed for a long time watching St Louis.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain.
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This is only part 1?? Holy Jeezus! Great pictures though. Very thorough look at St. Louis. I really like what's going on on Cherokee
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Wow!..I'm just getting to these now..Amazing old architecture..My wife says wow! too...Thanks for taking these pics of St. Louis
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Epic in deed. (I saw that little sign near the end)
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Out of curiosity, were the Central West End photos taken mid-morning, say 10am? I have literally never seen the CWE look like a ghost town to that degree.

I was in the CWE more than once, but most of these were between 10am-11am on a Monday.
The weather was rather chilly, so in the cafes the people were inside instead of sitting on the outside seats. A few people walking around too, but I think most others were inside somewhere making more turtle statues.
(During the afternoon/evening times, I saw many more humans out.)
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You were able to capture almost everything I try to show out of town guests when they come visit. Fantastic Thread!
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Awesome set. Same with Part 2! I remember as a youngster wondering why there seemed to be turtles all over the place. I seem to remember specifically some turtles in the vicinity of 40 near Forest Park and the Zoo. Might actually be that first one you pictured- or I might be crazy. Stuff I haven't particularly cared to look for since, but am suddenly thinking of now. I always knew I was in the city when I saw the turtles.

Also, the largest actual turtles I've ever seen I saw at Grant's Farm some years ago.
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