5.29.2013

Old Commerce Build


The Commerce Building always stands out to me. It's probably because it's on the edge of downtown St Paul and is quite visible from the street.

5.20.2013

Green Stripe


The crops are planted, the rows are aligned. This strip of green really stood out among the fields.

5.15.2013

Forgotten


This light post is long forgotten and off the grid in the city of St Paul. It was however one of two light poles that anchored the street car tunnel that lead to Summit Avenue, which is also no longer used in the city.

5.13.2013

A Personal Favorite


I posted this shot in 2012 shortly after returning from Clearwater Beach, Florida. It's strange for me, we are finally having warm weather in the Twin Cities, but I am wishing for scenery like this in person. Or secretly it's my personal birthday wish for myself today....Happy Birthday to me!!

5.03.2013

1st Bank Roof Top


From the rooftop of the 1st National Bank Building in St Paul. I found this wonderful shot from Dan Anderson on his flickr photostream and asked him if I could share his photo here. St Paul is my favorite city to photograph, I have never seen a shot from the rooftop before and absolutely love this photo.

Please visit Dan Anderson's flickr photostream for more amazing photography work. He has some great work posted. Thank you Dan for allowing the use of your photo!

"The First National Bank building was constructed in 1931 and at 417ft it was the tallest building in Saint Paul Minnesota for over 55 years. Although 3rd tallest today, it's still the most recognizable building in town because of it's cool art deco architecture and this big red neon '1st' sign on the roof. The '1st' sign is a local icon that can bee seen from 75 miles away at night and 20 miles away on a clear day. It has 3 sides, is 50ft or over four stories tall, made up of 4,000ft feet of neon tubing, and when it blinks 'on' everything round it glows red.

I’ve had a few questions about this . . . and sadly no, the First Bank roof is not open to the public."

Dan Anderson. (2011, July 06). St. Paul MN - 1st Bank Roof Sign, [digital image]. Flicker. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/stonebridgedapper/5948476886/

5.02.2013

Liberty Bell Replica


I've had this shot of this bell for a year now. I know it's a replica of the Liberty Bell, but that's all of the information I have of it. I haven't made it back to this spot to read the plaque.