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Old March 7th, 2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Late Winter in Downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota

March 5, 2011

Since yesterday was such a beautiful winter day, I decided to head over to downtown St. Paul to snap some shots. Much of downtown was torn up to make way for the new Central Corridor LRT project, so it was impossible to avoid the construction. Regardless, I still think of St. Paul as the prettier, more historic of the twins.


































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Old March 7th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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Lovely, very nice photos from St. Paul, Jenni
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Old March 8th, 2011, 03:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the nice comment, Christos!
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Old March 8th, 2011, 04:06 AM   #4
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That's an awful lot of snow piled up there! Nice photos!
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Old March 8th, 2011, 05:43 PM   #5
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Thanks, Svartmetall. A lot of the snow we did have on the ground has melted – you should have seen the snow piles we had around here in January. Twice as high!
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Old March 8th, 2011, 10:46 PM   #6
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Cool photos, Jenni! St. Paul is looking good! I love the castle-looking building with the green spires.

You call that a lot of snow? You should see the kind of piles we've got up here in Sault Ste. Marie....
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nice little thread. i remember stumbling on to on of your threads a while back. i liked that one too. good framing. i would suggest maybe darkening the photos a bit. this set is a bit overexposed.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 05:06 PM   #8
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Thanks for the comment, diskojoe. I think I should have tried getting shots more at midday; it's tricky taking photos in the late afternoon/early evening when downtown is cast in a giant shadow.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #9
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O, great pix and winter almost sibirian...
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Some photos remind me of montreal.
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Old March 10th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #11
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O, great pix and winter almost sibirian...
The climate here is very similar to Siberia. Once it starts snowing in November, it doesn't typically melt until March.

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That's not the first time I've heard that comparison! I didn't manage to cover all of downtown since I didn't have the proper lens and it was getting dark, so I'll be headed back over there in the near future for more. Stay tuned!
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Cool, can't wait to see some more TCs photos, Jenni!
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Old March 21st, 2011, 09:57 PM   #14
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What in particular is so unpleasant?

It's generally not customary to leave vaguely rude comments with no explanation in the Urban Showcase, but thank you for your contribution.
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Great photos! Thanks for sharing
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Old March 30th, 2011, 02:57 AM   #16
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Thanks, Clay_Rock!
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Great pictures! I've been doing a comparison of the twin cities and I would say Saint Paul has more of a resemblance to Winnipeg than Minneapolis for many reasons, including the fact both are the capitals of their respective state/province and the building stock is much more similar.
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there's a guy wearing shorts in one picture. What was the temperature that day?
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cool shots. loving them.
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there's a guy wearing shorts in one picture. What was the temperature that day?
I honestly don't remember, because this thread is from three years ago. Below freezing, for sure.

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cool shots. loving them.
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