Saturday, March 9, 2019

Illinois + hockey tournaments = really bad mansards

Darien, Illinois (Gus' tournament)

Bloomington, Illinois (Mimi's tournament)

Sunday, January 13, 2019


When you just can't decide on one kind of material for the whole mansard.  On Nebraska Avenue.  What I was going when I saw this one:  heading to QuikTrip for gas.  Where I was coming from:  dropped G. off at a friend's house, then stopped at Ruler for 5 gallons of skim milk, because that's how we roll.  Where I went next:  home to take on an enormous mess in the laundry room full of sledding-wet clothes.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Gardenland Express at Missouri Botanical Garden.

Bad Mansard HQ.  I usually hang white pine roping on the fence.  It wasn't available this year, so it's boxwood roping which I think I like better. 
A gorgeous handmade Christmas card.  I receive exactly one (1!) handmade Christmas card per year.  Love the attention to detail of the roof.
Merry Christmas from my mansard (and other cute Christmassy mansards) to yours.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Iron County Courthouse

This is one of the oldest courthouses in Missouri built in 1858.  The inside doesn't quite match the outside. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

5 blocks in downtown St. Louis, MO

Wainwright building.
What I still call the "Famous Barr garage.".
I counted 27 construction vehicles the other day while walking from my office to court in the Wainwright Building.  That walk, by the way, is only 5 blocks.  Here are some pictures of the daily dodge through construction.  Not complaining.  It's good!
7th Street between Pine and Locust.  Big project at Union Trust building becoming a boutique hotel.  I used to work in that building; it will be an amazing hotel.

Locust Street near MX project. 

Broadway and Locust.  I also used to work in the red brick building with the "leg".

Another mess on Broadway.  Looks like Federal Reserve is doing some upgrades.