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The Stone Arch Bridge

The Stone Arch Bridge

The classic views of the Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi. A fun place to hang out too.

Hennepin Avenue Bridge Nocturn

Hennepin Avenue Bridge Nocturn

Twilight wains as the lights of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge sparkle to life.

35W Mississippi Bridge on 9/11

35W Mississippi Bridge on 9/11

It’s actually called the St. Anthony Falls Bridge, named for the falls just upriver from the bridge. The bridge is normally lit blue at night, but on this anniversary of 9/11, it was lit red, whit & blue. Kudos to Cheyenne for holding still for a 3 second exposure on a windy night.

Urban Electric Reindeer in the Snow

Urban Electric Reindeer in the Snow

Lost it the wind, the herd or electric reindeer search for a place to spend the night and dream of electric sheep.

Lonely City in the Snow

Lonely City in the Snow

When I was out in the storm with Snapshutter, we stopped to get out of the snow under at this little market. All the different lights caught my eye. It reminded me a little of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks. Oh yes, that’s the famed Snapshutter on the phone in the corner.

A Quiet Night on Hennepin in the Snow

A Quiet Night on Hennepin in the Snow

Snow and pools of light fall upon the quiet street.

Lightrail in the Snowstorm

Lightrail in the Snowstorm

Two Minneapolis Lightrail Trains pass in the snowstorm near the new Target Field.

Snowmageddon Lightrail Station

Snowmageddon Lightrail Station

Schnapsi and I went out in the snowmageddon last night to take photos during the storm. We went downtown and had quite the adventure! The snow was falling so fast and with the strong winds, it was a new experience in photojournalism, several times my camera bag got a drift in it and once my hood had blown back and by the time I put it back up it too had filled with snow, Yikes!

I had planned a few locations ahead, but it turned out that the visibility was so bad that none of them worked. Schnapsi wanted to go to the lightrail station and I’m glad we did!

Lake of the Isles at Night

Lake of the Isles at Night

A dark and hazy night in the big city.

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!