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Photo Flood 119: Grafton

Photo Flood 119: Grafton

photo by Dennis Daugherty The concept for what would become Photo Flood Saint Louis was born while our Founder watched a small motorcycle “parade” with his wife in Grafton, way back in 2010. As the engines roared and chortled as they passed, he spotted another photographer snapping away, and...

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Photo Flood 117: Near North Riverfront

Photo Flood 117: Near North Riverfront

Photo by Jen Smith Near North Riverfront is not a neighborhood in the conventional sense of the word, it is a long strip of sparsely populated land that is primarily composed of industrial, commercial, and abandoned real estate that lies between the Mississippi River and the stretch of parallel...

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Photo Flood 116: Lafayette Square

Photo Flood 116: Lafayette Square

Photo by Ryan Stanley It had been nine years since Photo Flood STL visited Lafayette Square, the 10th Photo Flood in May of 2013. For this flood we were lucky as it was a beautiful spring day and there were many people out and about. As we were waiting...

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Photo Flood 115: The Hill

Photo Flood 115: The Hill

Photographer Sue Rakers There are many neighborhoods in St. Louis, but the Hill is arguably one of the most famous. Even people who aren’t from St. Louis have usually heard of it because of its reputation for some of the best Italian food around. The Hill was the 12th...

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The Hill

The Hill is a neighborhood within St. Louis, Missouri, located on high ground south of Forest Park. The official boundaries of the area are Manchester Avenue (Route 100) on the north, Columbia and Southwest Avenues on the south, South Kingshighway Boulevard on the east, and Hampton Avenue on the...

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Photo Flood 114: Old North Saint Louis

Photo Flood 114: Old North Saint Louis

photo by Jeff Phillips Old North Saint Louis (ONSL) is a historic, resilient neighborhood.  Geographically, it is shaped roughly like a rectangle (actually, like a parallelogram). The border of the short end at the top is Palm, which separates ONSL from the architectural crown jewel Hyde Park.  Palm, incidentally,...

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Photo Flood 113: Bellefontaine Cemetery

Photo Flood 113: Bellefontaine Cemetery

photo by Colin Wright Bellefontaine Cemetery was the focus of our second Photo Flood, and the first occasion that the media covered the Group’s concept. At the time, total membership consisted of only 25 photographers (less than 10 participated–one from Washington DC!), Mini-Floods had not yet been introduced, and...

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Photo Flood 112: Tower Grove Park

Photo Flood 112: Tower Grove Park

Photo by Thomas Gremaud Henry Shaw was born in England in 1800. In 1818 he accompanied his father, an industrialist, to Canada on a business trip. The very next year, the young Shaw was dispatched to New Orleans alone on business, and from there he traveled on a riverboat (“The...

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Mini-Flood 82: St Charles Rock Road

Mini-Flood 82: St Charles Rock Road

photo by Valerie Rippey St Charles Rock Road is a major thoroughfare in northwest St. Louis County, and many relics of its long and glorious history are still visible. Before we explore, here’s a little historical background… St Charles Rock Road was the first road to traverse St. Louis...

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