PHOTO FLOOD SAINT LOUIS

A surge of images along the banks of the Big Muddy.


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Mini-Flood 35: STL-Style

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photograph by Jackie Johnson

Clever design duo, Jeff and Randy Vines set up shop on a corner storefront along Cherokee Street five years ago (in 2010), and built a t-shirt empire. That said, STL-Style is not merely a St. Louis-themed apparel boutique; it is the ethos for an entire movement to revitalize the city, fueled by two vocal brothers whose love for STL is without limits.

As STL-Style turned five, the Vines and 400 or so of their closest friends celebrated with the Half-Decade Escapade, an afternoon filled with food, booze, live music, and all of the color and character that makes this business truly special.  Photo Flood Saint Louis wouldn’t have missed this event for the world; hopefully you didn’t either!

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photograph by Jason Gray

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Photo Flood 35: Midtown

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photograph by Anne Warfield

Site of the only Civil War “battle” in St. Louis, Midtown has a storied presence in the city. Today, much of this section of Midtown is owned by Saint Louis University, which has been a controversial agent of change for the neighborhood.

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photograph by Donna Burch

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Mini-Flood 34: Tower Grove Farmers Market

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photograph by Jackie Johnson

Now in its 10th season, the Tower Grove Farmers Market represents all of the best things that a community market should be, including a beautiful park setting, fresh produce and food, arts, crafts, and live music performances.

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photograph by Jason Gray

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Photo Flood 34: Calvary Cemetery

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photograph by Jason Gray

Calvary Cemetery, at over 160 years old, is the final resting place for many of St. Louis’ most important residents. Dred Scott, Auguste Chouteau, and Tennessee Williams are among those buried there. This Roman Catholic Cemetery and its natural setting are an exciting visit for anyone with the history of our city in mind.

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photograph by Ann Aurbach

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Mini-Flood 33: St. Louis Swap Meet

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photograph by Santiago Bianco

New kid on the block, St. Louis Swap Meet (at the Lemp Brewery) had more vendors sign up for their launch event, than those on a typical Saturday at the busy Soulard Farmers Market. This weekly market features an incredibly wide range of products, from kettle corn to home goods, and includes food trucks and music performances.

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photograph by Michelle Williams

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Photo Flood 33: Holly Hills

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photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis

A south St. Louis neighborhood of distinction, Holly Hills began as little more than grand ambitions. In the 1920’s, a planned community project began on land purchased from the Missouri-Pacific Railroad (which runs through). The developers named the effort to emulate the glitz and glamour of Hollywood living, but the Great Depression squelched much of that aspiration, in order to make home sales more likely. Still, Holly Hills does not lack in beautiful dwellings, a fact supported by one of the oldest and most dedicated neighborhood associations in the city.

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photograph by Janet Henrichs

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Mini-Flood 32: Castlewood State Park

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photograph by Michelle Williams

Castlewood State Park is a hiking and biking destination not far from downtown St. Louis. Long ago, the area that is now the park was used as a bucolic retreat from life in the city. Visitors reveled here well into the 20th century, when speakeasies and dinner clubs sprouted along the bluffs of Castlewood. These, of course, are now long gone, but the immense, natural beauty that originally lured visitors remains steadfast.

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photograph by Patrick Gioia

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