2.01.2008

Theme Day: When People Think Of My city, They Think Of

Surprisingly, the theme for the month of February was a challenge for me. I'm currently living in Cottage Grove, it just wasn't going to work for the theme day. Unless I posted a photo of the Cottage View Drive In theater, but I've posted many photos of it already. Instead I selected the city I was born in, grew up in, and know like the back of my hand, the Capital City of Minnesota: Saint Paul. While this photo is no where near as creative as I like to be for the theme day, I was out and about in temperatures of about 5 F degrees above.

What you are looking at is the State Capital building of Minnesota take from the walkway to the front side of the building. I felt it was a fitting photo for the theme day as it is often said that St Paul is the Capital City of Minnesota.

There are many more cities participating in today's theme day photo. Please stop by their photo sites and say hello. Let them know that Slinger from Twin Cities Daily Photo sent you. Do give everyone around the world a chance for their timezones differences to see all of the city photos.


Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Sydney, Australia - Riga, Latvia - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Terrell (TX), USA - Terrell (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA

24 comments:

Sally said...

That imagery you painted in your comment on mine boggles my mind!

I've commented on Kate's St Paul blog saying for me, like most others, if not for her sterling effort most of us would just think "Minneapolis".

And on Minneapolis, well (despite having been there and knowing better - including a trip to the Guthrie theatre) it's forever Mary Tyler Morre, the hat in the air, and a certain theme tune ;-)

And snow.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Beautiful shot!

Jilly said...

This is a beautiful photo, Slinger. I so agree with Sally - your neck of the woods now has a completely different and beautiful face to it.

Sally said...

You are cordially invited to return to Sydney for a reconsideration of the Opera House and its place in people's thoughts!

laurie said...

hooray st. paul, which is not minneapolis!

nice shot.

Kate said...

Slinger, you chose an icon for St. Paul and photographed it beautifully! Happy theme day!

Corey Templeton said...

Very nice night shot!

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

One of the nicest photos I've seen today. Lovely choice for the theme.

Have a nice theme day. :)

lynn said...

Soooo pretty!

Southern Heart said...

Wonderful photo!

zentmrs said...

Goregous photo Slinger! This is truly a St. Paul sight, and was once a favorite of mine to photograph. Once again, your night photo is wonderful.

Jen, aka ChinaMom2005 said...

Great shot. This was the capitol building I learned to photograph first! I cannot find any of those photographs now though. Brought back a lot of memories. great shot!

Kuanyin said...

You photographed this so beautifully! Happy Theme Day from Maui, Hawaii.

The D in D & T said...

creativity be damned, this is one stunning photo. i wish i could capture night photos as well as this. Stunning.

Dusty Lens said...

An excellent choice, you chose well to dipict the Capitol of the state where nearly nothing is allowed.

Jim said...

Thats a great picture, love the night shot.

Chuck Pefley said...

Brrr! Love your snow sculpture photos and appreciate seeing them ... from the comfort of my office. Thanks for showing me how cool they are!

brian said...

i really like your choice- the building looks so majestic against the dark sky...

Ann (MobayDP) said...

I think you did an excellent job for theme day, slinger. I can't even imagine trouncing about in temperatures like that much less getting such a great photo in that kind of weather!

You know, I shall have to start looking out for some street side goats and cows. There haven't been many recently, come to think of it. I think they have started to clean up the streets of the city and country.

Neva said...

What a fabulous shot! I love the night shot!

Pat said...

Hi Slinger! what a great image. I've never been to your city but would certainly like to someday!

Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.

Ben said...

Nice photo!

American Fork said...

What a captivating night photo of a stunning building. bravo! Love it!

Joy said...

That is such a beautiful photo. Really nice colours.

joy
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