Friday, May 26, 2006

This unique paper and gift shop is on the corner of Selby and Western.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


One of the last places standing you can still light up after the smoking ban laws went into effect. Notice the big ciggie on the side of the building. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Axel's Bonfire Grill on Grand

This giant bull hangs from the ceiling at Axel's. I like it because I don't believe I've ever seen a giant bull wearing hockey gear, but this is Minnesota, so there you go. But every time I go to Axel's they try and seat me under this giant hanging bull. I don't enjoy sitting under things that could potentially fall and crush me. An irational fear, I realize, but a fear nonetheless. And every time they try and seat me there, I ask to be reseated. They must love me.

Friday, May 12, 2006

89.3 The Current

Today was my last day at work. Monday I start a new job. My friend Leesh won 2 tickets to an in-studio performance at The Current and decided to treat me to the performance in honor of the occasion. The artists was a band called Gomez. It was fabulous. The tiny amphitheater was a great setting to listen to the band. My lunch "hour" took 2.5 hours and I loved every second of it.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Moscow On The Hill

Among the melting pot of cultures that make up St. Paul, there is a small population of Russians. This restaurant serves up traditional rich Russian foods in a warm atmosphere. It is located on Cathedral Hill on Selby Avenue.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

This former train station is now offices, a hotel and a medical clinic. There's also a really cool model railroad museum with a model train track complete with mountains and tiny villages.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Minneapolis International Airport

This is the lightrail that takes you from Humphrey to Lindberg teminal. I always feel very metropolitan when I'm traveling from the parking ramp to the airport via the lightrail. It reminds me of being in NYC, except it smells much better!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Have Truck Will Travel

This truck must be new to the neighborhood because I've spotted it at least 5 times in the last month. I've always wanted to get a picture of it and today I got my chance. It was pulling out of a parking lot when I struck. I just love the paint job!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Gold Medal Flour

Minneapolis used to be the largest producer of flour. There are still several active mills where flour is made. This is one.

Welcome, Beirut

Thanks to Paris Daily Photo for welcoming Beirut, Lebanon! I went to check them out and who is linked to their site? None other than Picture St. Paul. To me, that is amazing. Someone in Beirut is looking at my pictures. Crazy, man. Crazy.