Lake Minnetonka Steamboat Trolley

January 9, 2017Places
The Steamboat Trolleys of Lake Minnetonka Story & Photos by Rebecca Silus Excelsior, Minnesota At the turn of the 20th century, Lake Minnetonka was a destination for vacationers from across the United States. They came to escape the summer heat at dozens of grand lakeside hotels, where even the hottest days were made bearable by [...]

Daily Walks Through the Red Light District

November 18, 2014Places

I get a charge out of place names that refer to the original landscape features of a place before they were bulldozed into oblivion for parking lots, roads, and buildings. Around these parts, we have suburbs like Maple Grove, Forest Lake, Eden Prairie, and so on—once you start looking, these names are everywhere. But it’s not … Read More

Finding Old Berlin

November 4, 2013Travel, Travel Topics

[ezcol_1third]Finding old Berlin: Photographs and notes about uncovering the lingering past in Berlin’s buildings. From 2008–2013, I made a practice of slipping through the open doors of Berlin’s old buildings whenever I had the chance. The buildings in this project are located in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood, which had the dubious distinction at the time of … Read More