Monday, August 3, 2009

Small City, Big Sky

The writer Jonathan Franzen was born in Chicago but grew up in Webster Groves, Missouri, the town where I have lived for 22 years. He wrote a novel, set mostly in St. Louis, called The Twenty-Seventh City. That was the city's U.S. population rank at the time. It's fallen considerably since, what with devastating suburban sprawl, although we remain the 16th largest metropolitan area if you believe Wikipedia. It doesn't look like much in this view from across the Mississippi but the Arch is ever glorious and we are covered by the boundless Midwestern sky.

5 comments:

Olivier said...

fin du monde sur l'arche ;) tres bon b&w

Jarart said...
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Wow Gold said...

fantastic blog.

Wow Gold said...

what a blog ! .

Tricia said...

My grandparents lived in Webster Groves, Missouri until grandpa passed away & grandma couldn't live by herself any longer in 1993.
Beautiful photos of the that grand 'ol arch