Archive for category: St. Louis

Photo Flood 129: Clayton

Photo Flood 129: Clayton

  photo by Caren Libby Lincoln had Douglas. Stalin had Trotsky. Schwarzenegger had Stallone. There have been a lot of great rivalries throughout history, but perhaps most important among them is the rivalry for which every St. Louisan (and adjacent) must choose a side: St. Louis City vs. St....

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Mini-Flood 88: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Mini-Flood 88: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

photo by Mark McKeown Among the more interesting and storied of St. Louis bridges, Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, with its characteristic 30-degree curve in the middle, was the entryway for Route 66 into Missouri. Today, this pedestrian-only bridge offers sweeping views of the Mississippi River, while at its...

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Photo Flood 128: Downtown West

Photo Flood 128: Downtown West

photo by Joe Harrison Some will argue that Downtown West is more “Downtown” than Downtown, and they definitely have some good reasons why that may be, including that it is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in St. Louis. In fact, a lot has changed since even our last...

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Photo Flood 127: The Patch

Photo Flood 127: The Patch

photo by Diana Linsley In the very southern tip of the City of St. Louis, lays a neighborhood that many from the region either overlook or don’t even know exists. Unfortunate circumstances for a neighborhood that was central to so much river industry for many years, including St. Louis’...

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Mini-Flood 87: Fort de Chartres State Historic Site

Mini-Flood 87: Fort de Chartres State Historic Site

photo by Mark McKeown Site of the original French Colonial fort and later occupied by the British, Fort de Chartres is today a faithful recreation of what European life in the Mississippi Valley was really like. photo by Sue Rakers

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Mini-Flood 86: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area

Mini-Flood 86: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area

photo by Jim Harter August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area is a nearly 7,000-acre wildlife and recreation area that includes more than two dozen lakes/ponds, a firearm and archery range, miles of hiking trails and more. During World War II, some of the area was used by the military...

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Photo Flood 125: Granite City

Photo Flood 125: Granite City

photo by Jason Gray Granite City is the third largest city in Southern Illinois, and an important former company town responsible (in part) for the region’s and the nation’s industrial growth. photo by Mike Matney

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Mini-Flood 85: Paint Louis

Mini-Flood 85: Paint Louis

Photo by Mike Matney As a celebration of graffiti art and hip-hop, Paint Louis is an annual event along the floodwall just south of the Gateway Arch. It is free and open to the public. With its humble beginnings of local artists wanting a space to express themselves, it...

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Mini-Flood 84: St. Louis Fringe Festival

Mini-Flood 84: St. Louis Fringe Festival

photo by Robert Crowe STL Fringe Fest has been a primary outlet for independent and alternative stage productions since 2011. Following a national model, the Fringe Fest owes its name and spirit of programming to an event established in Scotland in 1947, to provide a platform for a variety...

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