Photographing the St. Louis Central Branch Library

February 16, 2014 | By | Reply More

Today, I brought my camera to the refurbished City Library in downtown St. Louis. Such an exquisite building. I noticed quite a few homeless people sitting in the Great Hall. Many of them were just sitting quietly, and only a few were reading. When a guard passed by I commented, “It seems like a lot of folks are here because it’s warm in here.” He paused, then said, “The thing about those homeless people . . . [pause], is that [pause] many of them are really good at using the computers.” He took me around the corner and showed me that none of the computer terminals were empty, and it seemed as though many of them were being used by homeless people.

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I brought a tripod to take HDR photos today. This building is extraordinary.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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