Ha, the joys of living in Uptown…
This week’s series is from a little photo tour through Uptown with my photobuddies Zoë and Laura. This sign graces the Uptown Theater at the corner of Lagoon & Hennepin.
The Spyhouse coffeeshop has nice late hours and great coffee. Not really a friendly neighborhood coffeeshop, but if you need to pose in public or enjoy watching those that do, it’s a great place. I mean no disrespect to the place, I go there too, like I said, great coffee and lots of seating… but I always make sure I’m wearing my most hipster outfit before I go.
There’s now a Five Guys burger joint in Uptown. It’s on Hennepin at 24th, where Baja Sol used to be. I’m not much of a burger person, but I have several friends that love it.
The Birch Pharmacy at the corner of Hennepin and Franklin closed some time ago, but something is definitely growing in its place. They have replaced all the windows and tuck-pointed the building, someone is spending a lot of money on this old structure! I look forward to sharing what ever is ‘growing’ in this location!
Road Construction Season is in full swing in Uptown. Sometimes the signs argue with themselves merely for entertainment.
The Walker Library’s days are numbered. I wonder if they will keep this sculpture.
As Calhoun Square’s big sign looms in the background, the little green Vespa dramatically turns toward the camera for it’s closeup.
It’s finally snowed up here in the great midwestern plains. It’s been a long wait, last year at this time, we’d had 9 major snow storms and we had completely run out of places to put it. As Joe Soucheray would say, we needed to practice ‘space management’ in a big way.
As you can see from this image, it’s barely any snow at all, yet the highways are stopped and everyone’s driving like a Floridian.