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Old February 15th, 2009, 09:18 AM   #1
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Somnifor's Minneapolis Photoblog

Most of these photos are taken in the various neighborhoods of South Minneapolis. There are some donwtown shots as well. In the future I am going to try to shoot other parts of the city as well as St Paul but I like to do my photos on foot and there is a lot of city to cover.

Edit: This thread contains all the photos from my first two photothreads, the new ones begin on page 3.

The alley behind my apartment building in Whittier:



Uptown:



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Lynlake:





In the vicinity of Lake St and Grand Ave:













Whittier, near Lynlake and Uptown:









Lynlake:



Uptown:















Whittier:




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Lyndale Ave is the border between Uptown and Whittier, these are from 24th and Lyndale:







Uptown:


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Old February 16th, 2009, 10:16 PM   #3
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Great photos Somnifor! It's nice to see some run-of-the mill areas of the city. One question, do you know what's going on in Photo 95--the 2-3 story brick building that looks like its being renovated. I think this is near Grand, just north of Lake Street. At one time, I recall this building was scheduled to be converted into condos (Machinery Lofts or something).

PS: Leaning Tower is one of five favorite pizza's in Minneapolis
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Old February 17th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #4
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One question, do you know what's going on in Photo 95--the 2-3 story brick building that looks like its being renovated. I think this is near Grand, just north of Lake Street. At one time, I recall this building was scheduled to be converted into condos (Machinery Lofts or something).
I don't know any more than you do. Last summer the building looked like ruins, The roof and one of the side walls was missing. The sign in front said it was going to be condos.

I took a bunch more photos today. I will post them as soon as they are uploaded.
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Almost all of these are from the Whittier neighborhood in south Minneapolis. I am going to break this up into small pieces to make the thread more manageable:










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This footbridge connects Whittier to the Phillips neighborhood (Phillips is the poorest and roughest neighborhood on the south side):



Looking north, the skyline from the footbridge. In the foreground Whittier is on the left, Phillips is on the right:



A little bit of Phillips:




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Back to Whittier:






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Nicollet Ave is the main business street in Whittier, it has a lot of restaurants and immigrant businesses. In the crack era of the early 90s this was a dangerous place to be and was largely abandoned, now it is not too bad:






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More residential areas of Whittier:








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Fantastic shots, Somnifor!
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Whittier is a very scrambled neighborhood, both architecturally and socially. It is one of the older parts of the city but it was constantly being redeveloped up until the 80s so you have lots of different styles on the same block. You also have rich and poor living across the street from each other.



This is next door:



Across the street:



I dig the nautical theme:


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The same house from the front:


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At one point the northern part of Whittier was one of the richest parts of the city:








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These are a half a block away from the photos above:





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More photos from Nicollet Ave:




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