Rivers of concrete flow beneath the deep canyon walls of Minneapolis' skyscrapers; shops at  street level are in dark shadows long before sunset. Minneapolis' IDS Tower, nearly 800' tall, provides ever-changing reflections of nearby buildings.  In this photo, the sun is high in the sky but has already cast its shadow on a much shorter … Continue reading Starbursts

Art Gallery

While visiting the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, I entered this gallery and found art students letting off a little steam. Thought for the Day:   Dance like nobody's watching.                                                      … Continue reading Art Gallery


Walking miles through the Minneapolis Skywalk, I got to see much of the downtown area in my shirtsleeves.  It must be good for business too, as the skywalk goes right through several of the major department stores. I thought the view of this famous Minneapolis skyscraper (can't remember the name, but it's the tallest building … Continue reading Skyscraper

Changing Times

The bright colors on this four-story mural helped erase the gray shroud over Minneapolis on a chilly Sunday fall morning. There weren't many cars in the parking lot so I had plenty of freedom to work the angles of this shot.  Not that there were many angles to shoot, just trying to decide how much … Continue reading Changing Times


I found downtown Minneapolis to be a wonderful mix of old and new, embracing the future, while honoring the past.  One-way streets through canyons of skyscrapers made of  stainless steel and reflecting glass.   A light rail mass transit system flowing right through the middle of the old Warehouse District.  Massive old buildings from the late 1800s, … Continue reading Symmetry

Weisman Art Museum

I was in Minneapolis last weekend to cheer on the Husker football team against the Minnesota Gophers.  After an all-night celebration of their infrequent victory (only the third out of seven attempts), I woke up on Sunday with nothing to do. So, I hopped on the Metro Light Rail to the Minnesota University campus and … Continue reading Weisman Art Museum