10.30.2010

Water Tower Elk River

I need to get me a ton of wood pellets for $225 a ton! The crossroads in Elk River. And please, wait for the train....

10.29.2010

10.28.2010

Mechanics

This is another section of the District Energy power plant in downtown St Paul. I couldn't explain to you what all of this does, but I will just call it the meat and potatoes of the operation. This is another section of the District Energy power plant in downtown St Paul. I couldn't explain to you what all of this does, but I will just call it the meat and potatoes of the operation.

10.27.2010

Wood Silo

This silo is a storage bin that holds up to 1000 pounds of wood chips. Which is the amount the District Energy plant burns in one day. The clean energy power plant is used to create electricity, heating, and cooling for the St Paul downtown and nearby areas. This silo is a storage bin that holds up to 1000 pounds of wood chips. Which is the amount the District Energy plant burns in one day. The clean energy power plant is used to create electricity, heating, and cooling for the St Paul downtown and nearby areas. In the past, I've referred to this power plant as the 'smoke factory'.

10.26.2010

Picture Windows

Directly in front of me is the Minnesota Science Museum. Directly above me, is what you see in the photo. Directly in front of me is the Minnesota Science Museum. Directly above me, is what you see in the photo.

10.24.2010

Sufin' USA

These two guys on top of the van, were up on the roof of the vehicle for nearly two hours while I was tailgating for the Vikings versus Cowboys football game. Whomever you two are, thank you for the photo opportunity. Go Vikes! These two guys on top of the van, were up on the roof of the vehicle for nearly two hours while I was tailgating for the Vikings versus Cowboys football game. Whomever you two are, thank you for the photo opportunity. Go Vikes!

10.22.2010

Pregame Tailgate

Before each Vikings games, as I'm sure happens in every city hosting a football game, there are several designated tailgate lots. In these lots they allow everyone to grill, drink beverages and party before the game starts. The designated lots also provide port-a-potties and a barrel to dump your hot coals into. There is an extra cost to park in these lots, $55 dollars to be exact. Quite steep if you ask me, but a couple blocks away, in lots that do not allow tailgating, you'll pay $20-25 for parking.

10.21.2010

A Story To Tell

I didn't take the time to listen to his story, I probably wouldn't have care too much for it, but I did like the photo opportunity. Throw the One Way sign and the guy leaning up against the post into the frame and it really adds to the story, eh? I didn't take the time to listen to his story, I probably wouldn't have care too much for it, but I did like the photo opportunity. Throw the One Way sign and the guy leaning up against the post into the frame and it really adds to the story, eh?

10.19.2010

A Clever Design

I really like this cleverly painted building. It's located near the Metrodome, but the bold color choice, plus a domestic feel makes it a great building sized art piece. I really like this cleverly painted building. It's located near the Metrodome, but the bold color choice, plus a domestic feel makes it a great building sized art piece.

10.18.2010

Return Of Randy Moss

My wife had surprised me over the summer by purchasing tickets for the Minnesota Vikings versus Dallas Cowboys football game. Little did we know we would be there for Randy Moss's return in a Vikings uniform. My wife had surprised me over the summer by purchasing tickets for the Minnesota Vikings versus Dallas Cowboys football game. Little did we know we would be there for Randy Moss's return in a Vikings uniform. There was a lot of excitement for Moss today. Lots of number 84 jerseys and the crowd even chanted his name during the TV timeout at the start of the game. The Vikings were the victor by a score of 24-21.

10.15.2010

Going Down

This is the stairwell outside the Science Museum of Minnesota that leads from the top of the bluffs down to the bottom of the bluffs. This is the stairwell outside the Science Museum of Minnesota that leads from the top of the bluffs down to the bottom of the bluffs.

10.14.2010

Nevermind

I found it hard, it was hard to find
Oh well, whatever, nevermind

10.11.2010

Painted Purple

If you've visited the Metrodome in the past, or at least prior to the Minnesota Twins leaving the stadium, you may recall the support beams were painted red. Now that the stadium is solely the Vikings stadium, the dome has had a makeover. The beams, railings, doors, some of the walls are now Vikings purple in color. If you've visited the Metrodome in the past, or at least prior to the Minnesota Twins leaving the stadium, you may recall the support beams were painted red. Now that the stadium is solely the Vikings stadium, the dome has had a makeover. The beams, railings, doors, some of the walls are now Vikings purple in color. There has been quite a bit of changes made, which makes me wonder why the need for a new stadium now?

10.09.2010

Water Tower Blaine

When I look at the Blaine water tower, I see a mushroom cloud. Regardless, it's a funny design. When I look at the Blaine water tower, I see a mushroom cloud. Regardless, it's a funny design.

10.08.2010

Contrasting

I've photographed this particular section of roof on the St Paul Public Library in the past. There's just something about it that I like. I do like the contrasting colors, plus the two different textures between the red roof and the building behind it. Throw in 50 or so pigeons landing on the roof and I had to photograph it again.

10.04.2010

Landmark Towers Building

The Landmark Towers building in downtown St Paul on the corner of 4th Street and St Peter. I've featured this build a couple different times on the blog as the looks of the building are very unique from different angles. The Landmark Towers building in downtown St Paul on the corner of 4th Street and St Peter. I've featured this build a couple different times on the blog as the looks of the building are very unique from different angles.

10.03.2010

Gorillaz

Maybe it's just me, but I cannot picture myself wearing a gorilla mask like this in the winter months. I'm sure it keeps you warm when it's -10F degrees, but no thank you. Maybe it's just me, but I cannot picture myself wearing a gorilla mask like this in the winter months. I'm sure it keeps you warm when it's -10F degrees, but no thank you. Could you picture yourself wearing something like this?

10.02.2010

Clock Tower

On the corner of 98th Street and Lyndale Avenue in Bloomington. I've been to this location a few times in the past, but always during the daytime. I believe this was the first time I've seen the clock tower as the sun was setting. On the corner of 98th Street and Lyndale Avenue in Bloomington. I've been to this location a few times in the past, but always during the daytime. I believe this was the first time I've seen the clock tower as the sun was setting.

10.01.2010

Theme Day: Graffiti

Greetings to the City Daily Photo community as you make your way around the Graffiti theme day photos for October. It's amazing what you'll find under a a bridge in an area that doesn't get much traffic. All that you can find under this bridge is a small stream and a walking path. It's quite an attraction for the local graffiti artist and vandals.

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