Some sketchbook entries from summer’s hangout highlights.
Notes from a talk at the Hennepin History Museum.
Nye’s Polonaise: one of 37 piano bars in Minneapolis in 1974
Notes from a talk about dive bar history in Minneapolis and St Paul.
One of the best patios in town and a menu created only with produce grown on its very own farm.
Dismantled in 1943, one tiny piece of this old bridge still remains.
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
Sightseeing by automobile in and around Minneapolis.
A frozen waterfall, a treasure hunt, and an illuminated evening ski race on a frozen lake.
Despite freezing temperatures, this holiday tradition brings people into the streets and makes the city feel alive.
Minneapolis Lake of the Isles at dusk, Art-a-Whirl, and tornadoes. So good to be back.