Tag Archives: minneapolis skyline

Plunging Back Into It

27 Mar
Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Corner Stop Light

Corner Stop Light

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

Work Phone Background

4 Oct

What is this? The background on my phone at my new job is pretty much the same picture that I took at the Stone Arch Bridge?! That’s pretty sweet!

Work Phone Background

Work Phone Background

Stone Arch Bridge at Night

Stone Arch Bridge at Night

Work just got a little better. Also, tons of pictures coming up, but, as they are 35 mm film, they need to be developed still. Hoping for a nice picture onslaught soon of my weekend trip down to the Mississippi via Minnehaha Falls.

The MN Twins Win! and I Get Crafty

14 Sep

It’s been a little while (one week in fact) since I last posted something up here, and I’ve not been super busy, but I have been out and about a little bit. A Twins game in which *SHOCKER* the Twins actually won, a kielbasa festival and Greek festival in the same day and then I partook of a little craft project for myself. Here are the results.

The Twins played the Chicago White Sox and actually pulled out a win somehow. It was nice to see them win, but the best part about the new ballpark is still the skyline view. The weather was particularly perfect, and I took some pictures of the fading light and the moon rising above Minneapolis.

Moon over Minneapolis Skyline

Moon over Minneapolis Skyline

Moon over Minneapolis Skyline

Moon over Minneapolis Skyline

Twins Target Field Panorama

Twins Target Field Panorama

Minneapolis Dusk Skyline View

Minneapolis Dusk Skyline View

Target Field and Minneapolis Skyline

Target Field and Minneapolis Skyline

Target Field Panorama Night

Target Field Panorama Night

Twins Logo Sign

Twins Logo Sign

As for the kielbasa festival and Greek festivals, I went to them for different reasons. The kielbasa fest was attended for the nice ceramic mug from Kramarczuks and the free beer that came with said mug, and the Greek fest was attended for the food. The gyros that were served, along with the fries, at the Greek fest were really great. I mean, with a whole pig on a spit, how could it not be good?

2011 Kielbasa Festival Mug and Entertainment

2011 Kielbasa Festival Mug and Entertainment

Interior Panorama of St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church

Interior Panorama of St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church

Roast Pig on a Spit

Roast Pig on a Spit

Then, I took it upon myself to do a little craft project. Since I had a bunch of film negatives lying around, I figured there must be something I could do with them. Lo and behold, a site called poopscape.comhad the answer for me! I bought a lamp at IKEA and then put the negatives around it so when it lights up, it shows the pictures through it. For this one I used old negatives from trips I had been on. The first row is Alaska, the second and third is Paris, then is Italy, London and some miscellaneous stuff like skiing trips. Overall, I would have to deem the whole thing a success. It looks really great at night and brings up lots of great memories from trips! Highly recommended and really easy if you happen to have film negatives just lying around and don’t know what to do with them.

Film Negative Lamp

Film Negative Lamp

Film Negative Lamp

Film Negative Lamp

Minneapolis at Night

3 Aug

I took it upon myself to go out last night around the city and take some dusk/night shots of this town. I think Minneapolis is a really beautiful city that is easy to photograph from many angles. In fact, I heard one time that it is one of the only major cities to have skyline planners so that no matter what building went up, the view of the city would always be aesthetically pleasing from whichever angle you are looking at it from. I don’t know if that is true or not, but the city really does look great when the sun goes down.

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Pictures from Rock the Garden

20 Jun

After getting back from Montreal, it struck me that taking pictures with my phone is ok, as long as the subject is up close and I don’t care what the end result really looks like. It was while using my dad’s camera up there that I remembered just how nice it is to have any camera with an actual zoom function that doesn’t distort pictures. Therefore, I took it upon myself to snatch up a new point-and-shoot camera of my own. It’s not very thrifty of me, but I think it’s a decent camera for what I got it for. It’s a Sony Cybershot DSC-H70 and it’s fun to play around with.

Camera Bundle

Camera Bundle

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot H70

I sort of really wanted it to take to Rock the Garden this year, and I’m glad I had it with me. Here are some pictures of the venue at The Walker, the crowd and the bands Tapes N Tapes, Booker T and My Morning Jacket. (No pictures of Neko Case as I didn’t watch her performance, but heard it was pretty boring anyhow.)

Rock the Garden 2011

Rock the Garden 2011

Rock the Garden 2011

Rock the Garden 2011 - Tapes N Tapes

Rock the Garden 2011

Rock the Garden 2011

Rock the Garden 2011

Rock the Garden 2011 - Booker T

Rock the Garden 2011

Rock the Garden 2011

Rock the Garden 2011

Rock the Garden 2011 - My Morning Jacket

Rock the Garden 2011 - My Morning Jacket

Rock the Garden 2011 - My Morning Jacket

Rock the Garden 2011 - My Morning Jacket

Rock the Garden 2011 - My Morning Jacket

Rock the Garden 2011 - My Morning Jacket

Rock the Garden 2011 - My Morning Jacket

Rock the Garden 2011 - My Morning Jacket

Rock the Garden 2011 - My Morning Jacket

Rock the Garden 2011

Rock the Garden 2011

Rock the Garden 2011

Rock the Garden 2011

Stone Arch Bridge and Downtown at Sunset

17 Sep

I’ve come to realize that I enjoy being by myself more and more all the time. The more interaction I seem to have with people, the more disappointed I become. It’s not for a lack of trying on their part, but I just can’t stand when things aren’t properly planned or thought out. For this reason, I am trying to distance myself from others for a while. In rare circumstances, people are fine, like just hanging out when there are no real time constraints, but for 95% of the time, I am going to be by myself. Which brings me to my bike ride this past Wednesday. Sure, it would be fun to go on a bike ride with others and have those “shared experiences” that I’ve heard are all the rage these days, but I went by myself and I was all the better for it. Wednesday was probably the last nice day here in Minnesota, so I took a trip down the Greenway and over to the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. I had never been there before, and it was a really nice ride. The winding path flows next to the Mississippi, providing great views of the University of Minnesota (boo!) as well as the many bridges and the downtown skyline. Check out the pictures below and see some of the beauty that I experience by myself all the time.

On the Greenway

On the Greenway

On the Greenway

On the Greenway

Mississippi River

Mississippi River

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota (boo!)

Guthrie Theater

Guthrie Theater

Stone Arch Bridge and Northeast Minneapolis

Stone Arch Bridge and Northeast Minneapolis

Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum

Guthrie Theater

Guthrie Theater

Downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis

St. Anthony Falls

St. Anthony Falls

St. Anthony Falls

St. Anthony Falls

Downtown at Sunset

Downtown at Sunset

U of M

U of M again (boo!)

Pic Dump

2 Sep

Some quick pictures of things that I have been to in the past few weeks, or been doing, or have just been thinking about possibly being up to doing at some point in the near or far future. So, without further ado.

This is the beach. It is located at Lake Calhoun and is on 32nd street. It is very hot and pretty rocky, but there are some good sites to be seen.

Calhoun Beach

Calhoun Beach

Calhoun Beach Sites

Calhoun Beach Sites

Next up is the Pizza Luce Block Party. Lookbook and Brother Ali were the highlights of the event, both of which are pictured here. That chick from Lookbook is also really hot, I only wish I was wearing my glasses 😦

Lookbook at Pizza Luce Block Party

Lookbook at Pizza Luce Block Party

Brother Ali Pizza Luce Block Party

Brother Ali Pizza Luce Block Party

Brother Ali

Brother Ali

Then I went golfing in Wisconsin on Sunday. See that bunker out there? Yeah, I drove the ball into that. It’s only like 300 yards… into the wind. No biggie.

Badlands Golfing

Badlands Golfing

Target Field once again, but this time from the nosebleeds with a view of the Minneapolis skyline. Left early as it was the Twins up 7-1 and went to a happy hour for the final outs. Smalley’s 87 Club in case you wanted to know. Very good apps and cheap beer!

Target Field

Target Field at Night

Target Field

Target Field - Minneapolis Skyline

Target Field

Target Field - Minneapolis Skyline

Target Field - Minneapolis Skyline

Target Field - Minneapolis Skyline

Target Field - Behind Home Plate

Target Field - Behind Home Plate

Finally, this past Sunday I went and saw the Led Zeppelin tribute band Zed Leppelin. They are supposed to be one of the best in the nation, and they did not disappoint. The concert lasted almost two hours and was FREE! Plus, they had actual production value and sounded very, very close to the real deal. One of the best concerts I’ve seen actually.

Zed Lepplin

Zed Lepplin

Zed Lepplin

Zed Lepplin

The only problem with concerts like this is the people they tend to attract… and these people invariably always sit directly in front of me. Case in point, the people in the picture below. The one on the right bears a striking resemblance to Nick Frost’s character in Spaced, while the one on the left was an idiot who put his stupid ass hat on sideways and then was the only person to actually put in EAR PLUGS while listening to these guys. Oh yeah, and he stood up and blocked my view while doing so for about a full minute. I wanted to slap him in the face, but I’m better than that… usually.

Idiots in Front of Me

Idiots in Front of Me

Stay tuned for the next post of more concert action, as well as some scenic stuff and the Minnesota State Fair. Also MST3K as well!