Cakewalk in Forest Park #SaturdaySnapshots
As I mentioned in my Readers’ Workouts post on Tuesday, I took a long walk in Forest Park last weekend. St. Louis is celebrating its 250th birthday this year with programs, events, and birthday cakes! With 250 cakes scattered around the region, I knew there would be several in Forest Park, so I went on a scavenger hunt.
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, or know me personally, you might remember that my summer job in college was in the concession stand at The Muny.
I’ve always loved the motto carved in the front of the St. Louis Art Museum. In college, I had a tee shirt that said “Dedicated to Art” on the front and “And Free to All” on the back.
This last was my favorite photo of the day. The boy was looking at the cake when I walked up and I worried that he was going to get in the way of my shot. I took the above photo of the top of the cake while I was waiting to see what he did. What he did was climb up on the wall, giving me a great scene to shoot.
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The Birthday Cakes are really cool. I love how communities are doing sort of the same thing all over. We had horses one year, a neighboring town had bison(buffalo) and our state capitol had cowboy boots. It was a lot of fun doing a walking tour and taking pictures.
ps: I have a friend who live in Pacific, wonder if she has seen the cakes? She would love them.
Great shots! I have been to Missouri, but not to St. Louis. I want to visit someday. (I’m a Mary Engelbreit fan!).
Thanks for sharing…and here’s MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST
I enjoy seeing things like this and it seems like more and more cities are doing these types of things. Though I think the birthday cake is probably unique. I’ll have to share the lobster ones that we saw in Halifax on the Saturday Snapshots one day.
Sean at His and Her Hobbies
What a delightful and artistic birthday party! Great ideas. Thanks for sharing. 😉
I enjoyed your photos of St. Louis’s birthday cakes. What a clever and delightful idea! You’ve inspired me to take a tour of public art around my area.
What fun – to be in a city celebrating such a great milestone. I love all the idea of having birthday cakes as a special way to celebrate. What great photos!! 🙂
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these cakes are such a nice idea. What a surprise it would be to come across one unexpected. Thanks for sharing them.
I would love to see these cakes! Never been to St. Louis…only driven by.
I love public art projects like this. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy them!
I like things like this too. 250 is huge! I found 50 elephants in Melbourne a few years ago. There are 125 rhinos on the loose in my state at the moment, but I’ve only been able to get to a few so far.
What a great way to make walking even more fun and/or relaxing than it usually is. The textbook for my ESL program’s High Intermediate reading class has a chapter on Cow Parade, and they students always get into it. Thanks for sharing the pics, Joy!
I love street art – when a community comes to together to celebrate a significant event. Thanks for sharing yours Joy 🙂
What fun. I was in St. Louis last month. Wish I’d known to search for cakes. Here’s Mine
Forest Park is a national treasure. I think it’s way better than Central Park. 🙂 Also, I love the cakes – I never thought I’d be ‘homesick’ for the midwest.