Thursday, July 27, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Some Beer, Some Tunes

Corner of Pearl and 4th. Leithold's Music is a family-owned business serving the La Crosse, Wisconsin area since 1888.The Bodega Brew Pub occupies a building that dates back to the late 1800's and is supposedly haunted.
 

Morning, Schubert

Schubert Club Bandshell, Raspberry Island, Saint Paul, MN.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fountain photo-bomb

Noticed the reflection of the Minnesota Building in a fountain along Kellogg Boulevard and had just lined up the shot when this guy wandered into frame and added his own special something to the mix.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

True Grid

We don’t think much of the physical nature of our electricity system, even though it’s all around us. To most of us it’s magic: flip a switch or twist a knob or press a button and the power is there. But we need to answer a lot of questions about the state of our grid: how we’ll upgrade it, how much it will cost, how we’ll pay for it, how we’ll keep it secure, and tons of others. Recommended book: “The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future”, by Gretchen Bakke.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Drive-in for convenience

The long-standing Minnehaha Liquors, in business since the 1920s (but not always at this location). Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Turnaway

Heading into the long weekend has me thinking about traveling. Here’s a shot from a London tour bus a couple years back.

Mister Literal

Up on Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, MN.

Portent

Up along the North Shore of Minnesota last weekend visiting friends. The weather was less than stellar, but at least a big chunk of Saturday was non-rainy. Managed to get this shot late in the morning when the sky finally got interesting for a while.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Kim's Asian Market

Corner of Snelling and Van Buren, Saint Paul, MN. The mural on the side of the building is "Birth of a New Day" by Yuya Negishi, 2015.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Suspension

Across the street from Corner Meats & Grocery, Saint Paul, MN.

Slippery When Wet

From a recent visit to Gettysburg, PA, where I grew up. Battlefield cannon, near the Pennsylvania Memorial, on a misty, foggy morning.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Last Roundup

Corner of Lake Street and South 2nd Avenue, Minneapolis. Wanted to get a picture of this sign before the place changes over to the Flamingo Restaurant. Couldn’t find much information online other than a couple brief reviews on sites like Yelp and Trip Advisor. One person noted that it was a good dive bar with cheap drinks, only “try not to get stabbed”.

Personally I like that it’s a beer “hall”. Must’ve made it feel just like Bavaria.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Catch of the Day

Things are greening up outdoors now that the calendar is past mid-April, but this is Minnesota, so winter releases its grip reluctantly. Chilly conditions didn't stop this hearty soul from trying his hand at a little early-morning fishing at Como Lake.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Uncle Junk's Ride

There really is an Uncle Junk. I spoke to him. Uncle Junk is the kind of man who will at first refuse to let you photograph his truck, but then will tell you it’s okay as long as he isn’t part of the shot. And you will thank Uncle Junk and exchange pleasantries for a few minutes and then go on with your day. That’s how Uncle Junk rolls.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hello Hi-Lo

Dusk falls at one of my favorite dining spots in the Twin Cities: great staff, great menus, great drinks, great ambiance, great sign. If you haven’t been there yet, add it to your to-do list right quick.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Go

Seems like everyone was out in the Twin Cities enjoying some unusually warm winter weather.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tonic

Graffiti on the side of the United Crushers grain elevators, Minneapolis, MN.