Leaves On Ground

Ode to Ginkgo, or Eau de Ginkgo – Trees Of Lafayette Square

Soon after a craft beer festival in Lafayette Park, a neighbor whose dog was mixing with mine commented on a strong smell, like that of someone having barfed nearby.  That odor actually IS the smell of someone barfing nearby. It’s butyric acid, and it’s formed by the rotting fruit of the female ginkgo tree. I […]

To 1904 St Louis, Via 1944 Hollywood

1889 – The Street Railways Of Lafayette Square

1889 – The Street Railways Of Lafayette Square  In the summer of 2016 a road crew working on Lafayette Avenue in front of Lafayette Park exposed a pair of iron rails. On request, they set them aside, and they lay near Lafayette and Missouri for several weeks. Unable to reach any consensus for display, the […]