Saturday, August 13, 2011

Stroll Around Downtown Minneapolis

I recently visited downtown Minneapolis and snapped a few photos.

Nicollet Avenue
Three Bird Fountain
Nicollet Mall at 9th Street
Elliot Offner, 1991

Orpheum Theater
The Orpheum Theater opened in 1921, and has hosted plays, concerts, big bands, vaudeville, comedy, and screened movies. It was once owned by Bob Dylan and his brother.

Old Schmidt Music Building Mural
This mural painted on the side of what used to be the Schmidt Music building depicts Maurice Ravel's "Gaspard de la Nuit."

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Little Night Photography

After the lightning post from earlier this week, it reminded me I had taken some other night time photos.

Well, I guess was technically from the very begnning of what is called the "blue hour," but its close enough for me because it was low light and the full moon was out.

The Tunnel at Night ~ 193/365 ~ 2011
All of these photos were shot from the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge near the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Walker Art Center.

Basilica of St. Mary
The photo above was meant to be similar to the daylight photo below. After I started snapping photos, though, I realized I was missing two whole streets with potential traffic and taillight trails, so I shifted the focus a little.

Interstate 94