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Old September 17th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #1
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Minneapolis - Along the Mississippi River

Just some recent, random shots of Minneapolis along the Mississippi riverfront...

Dusk from the Broadway Bridge:



Another from the Plymouth Bridge, with the city marina:



The Mill District, West Bank. The Falls of St. Anthony in the foreground:



Mill Ruins Park. An ongoing archeological site, uncovering remains of 19th-Century flour and lumber mills. Dozens of tunnels, known as tailraces, dot the area:



More Mill Ruins Park:





View from the East Bank. Stone Arch Bridge to the left:



St. Anthony Main entertainment district, on the East Bank facing downtown:



Another view:



Pillsbury "A" Mill, once the largest in the world:

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Old September 17th, 2008, 01:14 AM   #2
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St. Anthony Main entertainment district reminds me of a Dutch or Belgian canal town
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Old September 17th, 2008, 04:35 AM   #3
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This is such a nice, classy, well-photographed thread! Mill Ruins Park is like an American 19th century Coliseum!
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Old September 17th, 2008, 06:14 AM   #4
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Stunning photos! I especially like the first one.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #5
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Awesome! I like it a lot
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Old September 28th, 2008, 06:55 AM   #6
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This is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been too!
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Old September 29th, 2008, 02:27 AM   #7
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Hey, nice pics! Thanks very much!

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This is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been too!
Oh my...
Have you ever been outside of the US?
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Old September 29th, 2008, 04:58 AM   #8
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your pictures are nice
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Oh my...
Have you ever been outside of the US?
Snobbish much?
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Old September 29th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #10
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Minneapolis always reminds me of one of my favourite movies, Fargo. Looks like a nice city.

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Old October 19th, 2008, 05:48 AM   #11
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More Pictures Along the Mississippi

This is West River Parkway in downtown Minneapolis. The structure hanging in mid-air is part of Jean Nouvel's new building for the Sir Tyrone Guthrie Theater, a Tony-Award-winner for best US Regional theater.



Another view of the 178-foot, 2-story cantilever, which houses a bar & observation platform:



The entry area for the Guthrie:



Next door to the theater is a Farmer's Market, active on Saturday Mornings:



Yummy! Beef Tongue Tacos!!!





Duck, Duck, Goose!



Lots of lovely Fall produce:



Adding to the "Little House on the Prairie" feel is this dance troupe:



The Mill City Museum next door to the Guthrie:



This little gem was parked nearby:



MORE TO COME LATER...
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Old October 19th, 2008, 07:42 AM   #12
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Beef, Tongue, Taco should be the title of a porno movie.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 01:59 PM   #13
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These are cool photos!!

Does the public have access to the tunnels you speak of?
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Old October 19th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #14
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The tunnels are tailraces for the mills, i.e. the outlets for the waterpowered millstones, so they are basically underground canals. The Minneapolis Park Board plans to have some tunnels eventually open to the public. In the picture of the Pillsbury "A" Mill above, you can glimpse one of the tunnels behind the foliage. People have been caught illegally entering the tunnels via canoes.

Here are a few more shots of the riverfront...

The sinuous 3rd Avenue Bridge, above the falls:



Part of the walking paths beside the river on the west bank:



To the right of the above photo is the massive main Post Office. (The interior lobby has a bronze chandelier that is 350 feet long - I'll try to get a pic of that):



Small-scale bronze sculptures inhabit the walkway:





One of the tiny worms

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Old October 21st, 2008, 06:58 AM   #15
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Photos from Tonight: Monday, October 20,2008

Skyline from Boom Island Park:







The skyline opposite the ones above. The East Bank of the Mississippi:



Looking back toward the west, with the river a quiet expanse of glassy reflections:

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Old November 19th, 2008, 05:55 AM   #16
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Been gone for a while, so I'm continuing the thread...

The Federal Reserve Bank (9th District) in Minneapolis:





The walkway next to the Federal Reserve, joining Hennepin Avenue with West River Parkway:



Bronze sculpture of the emergence of mankind:



Two of a series of 6 bronze sculptures depicting the evolution of the area around the bank:





Segway riders on the Stone Arch Bridge:



Upper Lock on the Mississippi. 56 feet wide by 400 feet long. Vertical lift of 50 feet:

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