mostly shadows and lines
This is the “portage” in Savanna Portage. Though it’s not a portage across a savanna but rather across a bog that separates the West Savanna River from the St. Louis River.
Along this restored portage trail are historical markers explaining how the Voyageurs, Ojibwe, and Dakota used the paths in their voyages from Canada to Duluth. Kelly mocked me for having to stop and read each one (while swatting at the monstrous flies that gave this park its alternate name “Camp Too-Buggy”); but those historical markers are the way we history buffs communicate to each other across the great gulf of time, our tribal drumbeat that says not only, “George Washington slept here” or “Frenchman lugged canoes over this spot”, but also, “Someone who loved history came through this place, and someone who will love history will come through again.”
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That’s a lot of black and white, and a lot of Chicago; let’s do a little color this week, shall we?
This is a street scene at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum at Bandana Square, which I visited a couple months ago with the boys. It’s a pretty impressive layout, with the Stone Arch Bridge and Washburn flour mills in O-gauge. The boys, of course, were in seventh heaven…
A Moody Monday favorite for “False”–can’t you feel the love?
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A Minneapolis photoblog without a picture of the Spoonbridge at the Walker Art Center’s sculpture garden? For shame!
I used to visit the sculpture garden occasionally when I lived in Nordeast; it was a nice summer bike ride. But then I moved to the south side, bought a house, got married, and had kids.
The day before Easter I had an unencumbered few hours while Kelly was studying and the boys were at Auntie Kathleen’s house, so I took the train downtown and hiked through Loring Park. I hadn’t been to the Walker for five years or so, and I felt like a tourist. Well, not quite as much of a tourist as the people who were posing for pictures in front of the Spoonbridge, trying to make it look like they were taking a bite out of the cherry or holding it in their fingers. Such fun. I may have some shots of the shenanigans taken with the Spotmatic; we’ll see how they come out.
This was taken with the Nomad–it’s what the cherry might have looked like if it had been built in 1951 instead of 1991.
This print available at Etsy.
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