The Old Post Office Plaza has good reviews online. City Planners have looked for ways to create inviting spaces in the city, this project is one of several that speak to me.
“Torso di Ikro” (The Torso of Icarus) by Igor Mitoraj. The overall “theme” is the story of Daedalus and Icarus escaping from Patmos.
This is referred to as “The Labyrinth” in keeping with the overall theme. I like all the places to sit and enjoy the moment. It’s built so you could feel alone, or enjoy time with others. Kinda perfect for all kinds of stuff, reading, snacking, relaxing, just catching a moment . . .
Isn’t this a beautiful fountain? There are steps leading right down to it, the water is clear and spills out like peaceful magic.
Trees along the border of the Plaza, I don’t know what Master Gardener picked the landscaping, but they sure did a great job. Standing in downtown St. Louis and feeling as if we are in some secluded sanctuary. I admit that Fall is my favorite season, so the coloring, along with perfect weather, sure helps lift my spirits.
Here it is, the “Old Post Office,” right across the street. When it opened in 1873 it was four blocks from the riverfront and people complained it was “too far west.” (The census reports suggests St. Louis is now 66 sq miles, much farther west than citizens in mid-1800’s imagined.) A lot of ideas have been used to preserve this gorgeous building, using it as a focal point in the city, giving it new purpose and beautiful surroundings seems to be working. I’m glad.