Flying Saucer Starbucks – First Take – Midtown, Grand Boulevard, St. Louis – Autostitch

The other day as I drove by what was the old Del Taco building, I was very pleased to see that it was being renovated as a Starbucks, and very nicely to boot, with the wall painted a dark brown and the green Starbucks logo showing up very nicely against it. The photo above is one stitched together from six photos using Autostitch, the free version of which unfortunately outputs only small images (but one mustn’t look a gift horse in the mouth). Still, click on the image for a larger version.

I am definitely going revisit with camera in hand as I would like to capture this great building with the lights lit, with the dawn in the background, and/or with a dramatic sky framing it. The other side of the building is to be a Chipotle. More info here and here with a cool picture (the developer actually made some sacrifices to save this building).

Cotton Belt Route Depot Graffiti – Take 2 – Direct Positive Effect – St. Louis, Missouri