I made it up to Hyde Park about a month ago around sunset, and I was rewarded with rich, warm hues on the brick of the houses.
The neighborhood is surprisingly intact, if abandoned in many areas.
What is most fascinating is to see how dense this neighborhood was at one point.
Looking closely, you can see what was most likely a outside staircase that accessed the top floor apartment of this building. It looks pretty rickety now, but it demonstrates how people lived on top of each other in many St. Louis neighborhoods.