Tuesday, February 01, 2005


No, not the fancy clothing chain outlets. These gaps inhabit city traffic patterns. People who drive, which includes the vast majority of St. Louisans, rarely if ever notice these spaces. But walking down Grand or Gravois Avenues, pedestrians will encounter an odd silence on occasion. Sometimes minutes can expire before the next bunch of automobiles pass. During these gaps, its easy to imagine what the world sounded like before the invention of the internal combustion engine.