I have been curating the exhibitions at The Dark Room Photo Gallery and Wine Bar for a year and a half, and I am pretty excited about the next exhibit opening on Friday, June 3rd (more info in the link above). Dan Zarlenga: Night Visions has the ability to appeal to a really wide audience, with some stunning images of landscapes that you are likely to never have seen in exactly this way.
“Under the dark cloak of night, the world becomes an open palate upon which you can play with light in new and creative ways. When it comes to photography, daylight is merely an option.”
St. Louis has some of the most self-deprecating residents of any major city that I have lived in or visited. Part of that has to do with conflated crime statistics (believe me, STL is by no means the “most dangerous city in America”), and part of it has to do with rust belt issues (ie. population loss, factory closures, etc.). To my wife and I, who decided to move here from Chicago, this attitude is wholly crazy. After all, not only do St. Louisans enjoy free cultural amenities that other cities’ residents would pay a pretty penny to attend, like the Saint Louis Art Museum and St. Louis Zoo, and have an enviably low cost of living (our three bedroom, two story, Art and Crafts home cost less than a one bedroom condo in Chicago), but they can drive an hour or so out of the city and feel like they have arrived on another planet.
Onondaga Cave State Park is one of our favorite planets to visit.
Spring and Fall are my family’s favorite seasons to hike in Missouri, so we’ve been hitting as many as we can while the weather holds out. Elephant Rocks State Park near Ironton is one of the State’s most beautiful (and popular).
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