Unexpected Art

During my most recent trip to the St. Louis downtown riverfront I followed a bike path.

This portion of the long Mississippi River Trail is not scenic. The river is blocked from view by the raw concrete flood wall. You skirt and then go between ancient utility buildings – following the painted directions on the asphalt.

There it was! Between a section of flood wall decorated with murals and the riverside of a stone building.

Winter can’t be the most appealing time for this sculpture. The pond is drained. The vegetation is brown and ragged. But concrete and red brick combine to illustrate a constant battle.

This little spot of whimsy is on my list for a repeat visit this summer.

Constant struggle.
Constant struggle.

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