Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

December thaw

Holiday lights and reflections in what used to be an ice rink before the December thaw kicked in. Happy holidays, everyone.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Streaming 3rd Avenue

Watching the world go by from the corner of 10th St. and 3rd Ave., Minneapolis, MN.
The monster building to the left is the Campbell Mithum Tower, constructed in 1985 as the headquarters of Piper Jaffray, and now the home of Campbell Mithum, largest advertising agency in the Twin Cities.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Pour your sugar on me

This guy was banging out the crepes tonight like you wouldn't believe. Peavey Plaza, near the Minneapolis Holiday Market.

Winter cap

Not such a horrible December.

Monday, December 15, 2014


Midtown Cleaners and Tailors, corner of Lexington and Hamline, Saint Paul, MN.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Bring it on home

Rolling over the Mississippi River on the Minneapolis BNSF Rail Bridge, Minneapolis, MN.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

New power generation

Just on the legal side, near the Xcel Energy Plant; Saint Anthony Main, Minneapolis, MN.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Minneapolis winters: they’re beautiful but they make me crazy.
Looking toward the Hennepin Avenue Bridge. In the foreground is a concrete overflow spillway, or “apron”, built after the falls here partially collapsed in 1869.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Misty Morning Hop

A foggy start to this Minneapolis Saturday, but warm enough to actually photograph it without freezing. Still trying to make my peace with this winter. And yeah, I know it’s technically NOT winter, according to the calendar, but I’m still going to complain like it really is.

Let me show you around

Train car interior, Minneapolis.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Another shot from before the snow fell. Stomping around Minneapolis in the area known as the Southeast Minneapolis Industrial area.

Rocket to MPLS

What a difference 48 hours makes. Was out and about snapping a few photos late Saturday afternoon. The ground was still clear then, but after Monday's snow and sleet, the landscape looks quite different. To see this shot in color, check out the version posted on my Facebook page.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Last of the fall colors

Last of the fall colors on the last weekend in October. Buena Vista State Park, Alma, Wisconsin.

Screen time

Inside looking out, at Nelson's Creamery, Nelson, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

East v. West

Here we are in November already. Temperatures weren’t terrible today, so I ventured out near sunset to see what I could see. Wandered around near University Avenue for a bit, then found this bridge overlooking I-94. I’ve lived in St. Paul 22 years now and this was the first I’ve set foot on this bridge. The things you learn.

This is looking east on I-94, on the Pelham Blvd. bridge.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Now society fails

Graffiti, Southeast Minneapolis Industrial area.
Happy Halloween from Twin Cities Seen.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Mill Ruins Park, near the Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, MN.
Taken in September 2014.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Smiling Pelican Bakeshop

Brutal late afternoon of trying to get a shot of downtown Minneapolis beneath heavy cloud. Got into position and thought the wind was going to blow over the tripod. Got that secured, started lining up a shot…and then the rain began to fall. Didn’t bring an umbrella, so that was a wrap.
Here’s a photo from sunnier moments this past weekend: the delightful Smiling Pelican Bakeshop in Maiden Rock, WI, with special guest star The Sunflowers.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

View of Coit Tower from Ina Coolbrith Park

San Francisco, CA. Ina kicked ass, and the views from the park named after her do, too. Well worth a little extra stress on the legs to get to this place.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bay blues

Lucky enough to have spent a few days in San Francisco with Mrs. Twin Cities Seen for an anniversary get-away weekend. Rolled my lazy bum out of bed pre-dawn one morning and walked to the Ferry Building at the end of Market St. This is what I saw when I got to the bay.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

You stay right there and don't move...

Found near a railroad building that looked as if it had been co-opted by several folks as perhaps a semi-permanent living space.
Minneapolis, MN.

Monday, October 6, 2014

On edge

Looking toward the Minneapolis skyline and TCF Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus.
 Check out the color version on Facebook.


Heading to the river, near the Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, MN.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Event congestion ahead

Expecting some crowds down at 251 3rd Ave S., Minneapolis. One of our, er...finer establishments.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Road work

Morning breaks over the Montreal Ave. bridge, looking toward West 7th, St. Paul, MN.

Saturday, September 13, 2014