High water at Lake Calhoun. And it’s raining again, right now. Just saw a pair of elephants and a pair of giraffes walk by, not sure where they are headed…
The third bride at this location, the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge was completed in 1990 and spans the Mississippi River. Louis Hennepin was the 17th-century explorer who was the first European to discover the Saint Anthony Falls a short distance downriver. The first bridge at this location opened on January 23, 1855 and is believed to have been the first permanent span across the Mississippi at any point.
The rain continues to fall, at least the snow is gone for the most part. In this is a close-up of the Coon Rapids Dam it looks like graffiti on the dam, but it’s just rust as snow.
A tight view of the Coon Rapids Dam from downstream. The dam bridge is still closed, no crossing over from the free lot on the west side.
This bench along the canal between Lake of the Isles and The Lagoon was dedicated to a local legend, can you guess who? Find out tomorrow!
I took this on a very busy, warm evening when the bridge was quite crowded. With a nice long 20-second exposure, they all became shadows blurred across the scene.
Love the weathering on the 3rd Ave Bridge over the Mississippi by the Saint Anthony Falls.
The classic views of the Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi. A fun place to hang out too.
Morning over the Lagoon. The days are numbered for the soon-to-be fleeting color green as the cold snap over the weekend is starting to take it’s toll in the trees in the area. The trees on Raspberry island on Lake of the Isles has a few trees starting to turn. The Bridge on the right is the Uptown Greenway as it passes over the Chain of Lakes.
Twilight wains as the lights of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge sparkle to life.