Saturday, December 31, 2016

Minneapolis from Prospect Park

December 30, 2016 @ 7:43 a.m. The building in the foreground is Pratt Community School, which opened way back in 1898 as Sidney Pratt Elementary.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Graffiti in an abandoned building in the SEMI area, Minneapolis, MN. One interesting thing I've realized is that the higher you go, the better the work gets.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016


Minneapolis skyline and a late afternoon sun from a window in the SEMI area.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Rail box, September 2016

Late afternoon September sun shining down on a rail car in the SEMI area, Minneapolis, MN. This whole area is cordoned off now and owned by the University of Minnesota. Signs of construction going are all around; the United Crushers structure appears to be in the initial stages of demolition or conversion. In October 2016, the U of M regents voted to tear them down, stating that no other viable plan had been put forward. More info here.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sunset over the Centennial Showboat

A riverboat with a theater in it. I'm serious! Find it docked at Harriet Island Regional Park on the Mississippi River, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

70 Years of Helping You Keep Clean.

Early morning, Needels Company Janitor Supplies and Equipment, Waucota St., Saint Paul, MN.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sculpture bust

Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada. The sculpture is titled "Big Rig Jig" by artist Mike Ross.

Air it out

The Ramsey County Government Center West complex, formerly known as West Publishing headquarters, getting the knock-down treatment courtesy of Ramsey County, with the goal of making the site more attractive to developers and getting it back on the tax rolls after more than 20 years.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Table for one

A bit of R&R at Atomic Liquors, the oldest freestanding bar in Las Vegas. Originally opened in 1945 as "Virginia's Cafe", renamed to "Atomic Liquors" in 1952 in honor of the bomb testing going on out in the desert and the high-powered cocktails one of the owners was known to make. Barbara Streisand has an honorary stool there.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Saint Paul Blue

Sitting on a dock on the Mississippi River, watching the Saint Paul skyline during the blue hour.

Friday, November 18, 2016


Mississippi River at Hidden Falls Park, Saint Paul, MN. Shot this on a recent walk there while the weather was still temperate. Looks like today we finally get the big turn and dip into a more winter-like climate, with a bit of snow predicted later in the afternoon.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Ugh the Tug

On the Mississippi River, Saint Paul, MN: Ugh the Tug sitting in front of the Jonathan Padelford. Ugh's vital stats: 26 tons, 14 meters in length, 6 meters in breadth, 450 horsepower, built in 1972.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Last round

Sunrise and a bit of low-lying fog and so why the heck not take a picture of it? Hole #8, 515 yards, Como Park Golf Course, Saint Paul, MN.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Just stop

At the edge of some woods in the vast wilderness of Eden Prairie, MN.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Peaceful evening along the Mississippi River.
Hidden Falls Park, Saint Paul, MN.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Across the river and into the trees

Finally managed to get out tonight and gawk at some of the fall colors, which, depending where you look, or either magnificent, fading fast, or a little bit of both. Shot this at Hidden Falls Park along the Mississippi River as the sun was going down.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Shot this in Red Rock Canyon, geographically near Las Vegas, NV, but mentally a world away from the full-on sensory assault of Sin City.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Minnesota 260

Because the first two hundred and fifty-nine just weren't that great.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Whoa is me

The horse’s name is Jack. He’s twenty-one, but his rider said he looks no more than fifteen.
Minnesota State Fair.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Ready for the Big Boom

David Smith, Jr., Human Cannonball, at the Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna, MN. Sounded a bit cheesy at first, but after watching the man in action, there is no way for me to describe how awesome it was. Quite simply one of the best things I’ve ever seen.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Another cracking good sunset in the SEMI area, Minneapolis, MN.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

High water

Decided to point my camera at something other than the lift bridge while wandering in and around Canal Park in Duluth, MN.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Moooove on up

Another visit with our cow friends from the University of Minnesota: Big Bossy and her #1 backup, just in case the shiz git realz.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Blandin Dam

The Blandin Paper Mill (currently owned by UPM), Grand Rapids, MN. Dam construction began in May, 1901; the mill began operating in 1902.

Friday, July 22, 2016