Ghosts of Times Beach

I have set out on the spring equinox to find the spirit of a landscape, its genius loci. My quest brings me to the Route 66 State Park in Eureka, Missouri. The original highway crossed the Meramec River here on its way from Chicago to Los Angeles. All that remains of the crossing are the […]

Saint Louis from Cahokia

Unlayering Cahokia

Cahokia is an archeological treasure in the midst of a modern landscape. It is the remnant of a thousand year old landscape, which has managed to survive to today. At its peak 800 years ago Cahokia was the largest city north of Mexico. Made of earth and wood, it rivaled contemporaneous London in size and […]