Circle By Nine – Mo Bottom Project

This is a song about the area and era that I grew up in.  The “Circle” in the song is Halls Ferry Circle, a roundabout in North St. Louis County where 6  streets intersect.  There were many businesses around the circle which opened in 1933. Most notably there was ‘Circle Steak’,  a Steak n’ […]


Spring Hailstorm

A storm came through the St. Louis area this afternoon.  Heavy rain and wind, followed by pretty good size hail that lasted for at least a half hour pummelled the area.  At one point I got hit on the hand by a hailstone – expletive not deleted.

I have an area of my […]


A Rainy Day in St. Louis

A view of the Gateway Arch from Laclede’s Landing just north of the arch.   Click to enlarge.

Photo by Peter Stewart.





Stormy St. Louis

Photo by Gene Robertson

Thanks Glen




Buying concert tickets is nothing but a scam

I don’t go to concerts very often.  I’ve been to a few over the years but probably not as many as most people.  I have seen some of the biggest names in person though.  I’m talking Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Monkees, Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Cher, […]


St. Louis… My home town!

Thanks Maffu




Wayward School Bus?


While it may appear as a school bus about to careen off the top of a building, it is an exhibit at the City Museum in downtown St. Louis MO.  City Museum is a museum, consisting largely of repurposed architectural and industrial objects, housed in the former International Shoe Company building.  

You can […]


Winter Storm

We’ve been really lucky this winter as far as bad weather goes.  It was 78°F over the weekend here.  This morning we woke up to this. It’s a short lived storm dropping anywhere from 3–8 inches of heavy wet snow. The winds are really blowing, gusting up to 45mph.  The snow is supposed to end by noon today […]


Pump Houses on the Mississippi River at St. Louis

B&P reader James T sent me this video of some awesome drone footage he ran across of the pump houses near the old Chain of Rocks Bridge on the Mississippi River on the north side of St. Louis.  I grew up in that area so I know it very well.  The bridge is no […]


Visitors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

We got a few inches of snow in the St. Louis area yesterday and overnight.  Here’s a photo from Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in South St. Louis County. Deer are frequently seen at the cemetery.  Click Image to enlarge.

Photo by Holly Bommarito



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