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Uptown Mall Boulevard

Uptown Mall Boulevard

The large boulevard that stretches from the Bus Terminal on Hennepin Avenue down to the Lagoon between Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun is actually called ‘The Mall’. It’s a nice walk down to the Lakes and is home to the Uptown Art Fair, he first weekend in August.

Luminary Pyramid from the Luminary Loppet

Luminary Pyramid from the Luminary Loppet

The Loppet this year was the busiest I’ve ever seen. The luminary sculptures are fascinating points of interest for the wandering crowds. For one night a year, the rather quiet lake is the busiest tourist attraction in town. I love that you can see all the people on their phones either taking pix or tweeting or something. This was shot by the PoleCam!

Martin Sabo Bridge on The Midtown Greenway

Martin Sabo Bridge on The Midtown Greenway

Early Morning bike ride on the Midtown Greenway. With all this beautiful weather, I’ve been getting out on the bike a lot more. I bought a small Point & Shoot camera that I can bring with me. I took this one with it and hopefully I’ll have more for you soon. Hauling the big camera around on the bike is a lot of work and potentially damaging to it — lots of mechanical parts in there I’d hate to vibrate to death.  This bridge looks great at night too!

Clouds over Isles

Clouds over Isles

That little snowstorm we had sucked the colors out of everything, the trees are turning a dull, dark green without popping the fall colors. Everything is starting to look like an old WW2 movie — except the sky.

This was shot with a 10.5mm fisheye that I rented. It’s got limited applications, but it’s much kinder to clouds than to people.