The Stages of Pumpkins
October 15, 2010
Have you carved your pumpkin yet?
Is this a trick or a treat?
Bridge Photo for October 13, 2010
This channel lies between Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun. Bikers, walkers, runners, and others make use of the trails and paths that surround the lakes. People travel this waterway by canoe, paddle boats, and kayaks during warm weather months. In winter months, people take advantage of these frozen, open spaces for walking, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and other activities.
This bridge is located at 54th and Upton Avenue South in Minneapolis, MN.
Minnehaha Creek flows below the bridge.
Bridge Photo for September 15, 2010
Built in 1931.
Listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1989.
The Stillwater Bridge is a rare surviving example of vertical-lift highway bridge construction of the Waddell and Harrington type. It spans about 1050 feet. Six vertical-lift bridges were built in Minnesota and Wisconsin prior to World War II; The Stillwater Bridge is one of three remaining in existence today. The vertical-lift span operates during the May to October navigation season.
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Learn more about the historic Stillwater Bridge at the Minnesota Historical Society website: Minnesota Historical Society
More articles on the bridge and Stillwater:
What’s ahead for the St. Croix River and the Stillwater Bridge:
St. Croix River Crossing Project
The bridge may one day get new life as a pedestrian and bicycle bridge, along with a return to its original colors of deep green and silver.
If you plan to visit Stillwater, check here to learn more:
Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
Should This Bridge be Saved? — The St. Anthony Parkway Bridge in NE Mpls
“Hump Day” Now Seen in a Whole New Way — Let’s Declare Wednesday “Bridge Day”
Combining old and new elements in a space can greatly add to the welcoming ambiance of a room. This charming desk nook is in a bedroom of a home built in 1961. Note the curved front to the desk. The top of the desk opens up and provides storage underneath. The window lets in natural light and the shutters provides shade and privacy as needed. I imagine this beautiful desk was considered rather luxurious when it was first built.
Things I’ve Never Seen Before at the Minnesota State Fair
It’s the final hours before the gates open. Yes, the Minnesota State Fair, also known as the Great Minnesota Get Together, starts tomorrow. It’s generally a very busy affair for the two-week duration. Last year, 1,790,497 people attended the fair. Here’s a link to see the daily detailed attendance records: MN State Fair Attendance. With so many people around, it’s easy to understand how things can be overlooked.
I was over at the fair grounds back at the beginning of the month to drop off a piece of art. There were no crowds of people to negotiate around. I was able to take a leisurely stroll about the grounds. Here are photos of the fair grounds before everyone comes through the gates. You, too, might see some things you’ve never seen before. (Click on any of the smaller photos to see them larger.)
Here’s a link to the Minnesota State Fair website for more information:
Minnesota State Fair Website
August 26, 2010 – September 6, 2010
I believe we have the second largest State Fair in the country.