Saturday, December 22, 2007

Ice Falls

Sometimes, after a snow, the weather warms up a bit. The warmer temps and the shining sun causes the snow from rooftops to melt slowing and create huges icicles. It's hell on the gutters but it sure is pretty to look at.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Apartment on Snelling Avenue

This corner in the spring and summer is a hot spot for protests and demonstrations. There are usually people with flags and banners waving at the cars that go by. I guess this apartment dweller decided to join in.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Minnesota Oval

A full size outdoor speed skating track with hockey rinks in the middle! Fabulous and only in Minnesota!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

The windowless apartment building so as not to disturb Mrs. Lauer.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Hey Slinger. You like this one? From your hood, right?

Monday, November 12, 2007

So, I suck! Sorry about the lack of posting and new pictures. This is a new image but it's from an old location, Mickey's Diner in downtown. But fear not faithful viewers. Two new camera lenses recently were purchased and soon I will be out shooting anything and everything and should have a whole new arsenal of photos to post. Thanks for your patience.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Thanks to anon, I now know that this building is NOT in West St. Paul but in St. Paul's West End. I just loved the row house look of it.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Colborne Street

This home just has such a fabulous air about it. Every time I look at it, I hear horse drawn carriages and high laced boots on wooden floors. I smell sawdust and fresh baked bread. I wonder what the history is behind it.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Spooky House!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This Halloween House is on................................................ Erie Street. Seriously!!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Howdy Pioneers!

This carving found in West St. Paul beckoned to me today. I waved back!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Plates. All stacked up and in a warehouse where they are used for photo shoots. Cool.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Big Daddy's Saturday BBQ on the corner of University and Dale serves up some serious bbq.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Birth of a Mural

I'm pretty sure the artists thought I was a stalker as I stopped by frequently to document the progress on this mural that went up behind the Express Bike Shop at Selby and Dunlap. If they saw me coming, they scooted out of the picture. Perhaps they were shy? I don't know but I love driving by this lovely mural every day. I wish there were more of them around. They sure beat the hell out of the tagger crap found around here, that's for sure!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2007


If you were lucky enough, you caught this gorgeous FULL and DOUBLE rainbow today. I couldn't zoom out enough to capture it all in one frame but it was spectacular!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Art Car

Had this car actually been parked in a lot when I saw it, instead of actually rolling down the street, I would have gotten better pictures. Perhaps, I would have even been able to see the other side of this car. But not bad for photos in motion, right? RIGHT?

Sunday, September 23, 2007

For years I drove by this place thinking it was a sports bar only to find out it's a sports barber. What's a sports barber you ask? I have no idea! Maybe you get beer and peanuts while a game is on the big screen with your haircut?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

This Ride Has Been Pimped!!

Saw this Caddy at the BP on Lex at 94. Its' owner was almost as colorful as the interior.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Coffee Shop Interior

On Hamline right next door to The Nook. I loved the star lights in the window!

Sunday, September 09, 2007


Juicy Lucys! On Hamline just south of Randolph, their burgers are dee-lish! I don't want to start any Juicy Lucy wars as I know there are several places that do them and people usually have very strong feelings about which place is the best. All I know is that the ones at The Nook are tasty, tasty.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Buca di Beppo

We may be spending the next few days at this bustling family style restaurant in St. Paul. Fun!

Monday, September 03, 2007

La Grolla Patio

That's the St. Paul Curling Club with the vines growing up it. I love how the sun caught these umbrellas and just lit them up.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

A charming little Italian place with a lovely garden patio. We had an amazing lunch there which was very reasonably priced.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Inside Fringe

Like I said, a mix of old home and modern salon. Interesting combo.

Monday, August 27, 2007


Inside this spa on Grand Avenue is the memory of a quaint turn of the century family home. It's a pleasant mix of old home and modern salon.