Travel Theme: Unexpected

Sometimes you forget to be a tourist in your own town.  Then maybe you get an unexpected reminder.  For me  the reminder was in the form of birthday cakes.  Specifically the Cakeway to the West, a celebration of the 250th birthday of St. Louis Missouri.  There are 250 of these 4ft. tall cakes scattered throughout the St. Louis region.  Here are snapshots of a few of them:

ISO 100 7mm 0ev f/4 1/160

ISO 100 7mm 0ev f/4 1/160

Lone Elk Park

ISO 100 8mm 0ev f/4 1/80

ISO 100 8mm 0ev f/4 1/80

World Bird Sanctuary

ISO 100 4mm 0ev f/8 1/160

ISO 100 4mm 0ev f/8 1/160

St. Louis Art Museum

ISO 64 4mm f/2.8 1/278

ISO 64 4mm f/2.8 1/278

Cahokia Mounds, which is in Illinois.

ISO 100 4mm 0ev f/2.7 1/00

ISO 100 4mm 0ev f/2.7 1/00

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

I have a bunch more to see obviously if I want to see all 250 of them!  It is a lot of fun to run into these cakes around town.  These photos I have taken with my point and shoot or iPhone. In Photoshop I did a levels adjustment on a few of them and then sharpened them a bit. Have you ever played the tourist in your own town?

Cheers!

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21 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Unexpected

  1. These are fantastic. Like going on a treasure hunt to find them. Certainly this summer we plan to do a lot of exploring in our back yard Rocky Mountains. We love traveling to wonderful destinations but know that we live in a spot people dream of traveling to as well.

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  2. If you have photography as a hobby, you have to become a tourist in your own town…I have visited places in last couple of years…which I had not in 2 decades!

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  3. It’s true. When I lived in San Diego and Philadelphia, I often forgot to take advantage of the tourist attractions, thinking I had time. The cakes are wonderful 🙂

    I just spent a weekend with Shakespeare here in Virginia. Henry IV, Part I is one of three plays I saw. I love Shakespeare.

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