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 [...]


August 25, 2012Berlin

I think summer only really gets good when you do the same things over and over again, like grilling in the backyard, spending warm nights on the roof, listening to the crickets in bed and…going to the lake. It is satisfying to recall a season gone by with good memories that are so numerous, they … Read More

Mighty Oaks

August 8, 2012Berlin, Creative Time

We had so much fun shooting with the Mighty Oaks the other day. Also the sun came out on cue, I brushed up on my boat maneuvering skills, and nobody went in the drink.

Pinboard: Lake Superior

July 12, 2012Links

Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes. Its cold waters are deep and clear. The summer air at the lake is cool and fresh and smells like the boreal forest that borders its shoreline. While the air alone is worth the trip, an excursion north also offers quiet rocky beaches, bonfires on the … Read More

Field Report 029: Canoeing on the Liepnitzsee

September 19, 2011Berlin

Getting on a boat was one thing I had to tick off my 2011 list. I’m pretty sure that this particular day was it for summer—and even then we were pushing it. The lake, which just a couple of weeks before had been a cool escape from a hot and muggy August city, had turned … Read More

Field Report 027: Kjosk & Liepnitzsee

August 31, 2011Berlin, The Field Report

The week started at the riverside Kiki Blofeld, for which I have no video. I think this had something to do with the place feeling a little bit deflated; things are changing—the most glaring evidence being the view across the river, where the opposite beach bar had been razed. It sat silently in a sad … Read More

Field Report 021

July 3, 2011Berlin, The Field Report

Liepnitzsee, Brandenburg. The forecast was calling for cool temperatures and rain, June was almost over, I had spent way too many nice days and weekends at the computer, and my brain was starting to melt. So I fled in the afternoon and made the hour and a half journey first with the S-bahn and then … Read More


December 7, 2010The Distant Past

Mound, Minnesota circa 1950 This is how we roll where I come from; let the babes loose in the snow and let them figure it out. And yet despite my lifelong training, I almost managed to break my head last night on the Berlin sidewalks. + Fisheye, macro, and wide angle lenses for your camera … Read More