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Minneapolis - Part 1

posted Oct 14, 2014, 5:45 PM by Phil Spitze   [ updated Oct 14, 2014, 5:50 PM ]
During the second week in October, my wife and I drove to Minneapolis, MN so that she could attend a conference for work. I, of course, took the week as vacation and focused on photographing some of the great features of the Twin Cities. I once lived in Minneapolis and loved it except for the winters.  Here's what I was able to capture.  Enjoy!

St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral from the horseshoe pits in Loring Park.  Minneapolis was even showing a touch of color this fall foliage season!

Downtown skyline seen over Loring Pond. Minneapolis has every other city in the US beat when it comes to integrating green spaces into the urban landscape.

A "little library" along the Loring Greenway.  Free and open to all the surrounding residents.

And yes, you can even grab an installment from the Harry Potter series!

The Sanctuary at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. (Long exposure shot in near darkness causing the cross on the alter to glow from incoming sunbeams.)

Stained Glass panels at Westminster.

Another stained glass panel at Westminster.

The Chapel at Westminster shot from floor level.

Here is a view of Westminster reflected in nearby skyscraper.

The Stone Arch Bridge (pedestrian) over the Mississippi River and leading into downtown.

Downtown Minneapolis seen from the St. Paul side of the river.

The classic "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture shot from the Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens.

"Without Words" sculpture.

Basilica of St. Mary seen from the footbridge crossing the roadway.

Another shot of the Basilica of St. Mary.

All in all a great trip with lots to point a camera at.  More posts coming soon!

-PHIL


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