Looking northwest, we see Dogtown as well as St. Louis’s third downtown, Clayton, as well as I-44.
Looking southwest, the St. Louis State Mental Hospital, in serene, 19th isolation, sits on a hilltop in St. Louis Hills.
Looking southeast, St. Francis de Sales and the Budweiser Brewery dominate the skyline of the Near South Side.
And finally, the six smokestacks of the Cahokia Power Station loom across the river at Soulard.
One thing that is really striking is how green St. Louis is; the tree cover provides a valuable, if often overlooked component to the urban experience.