After the deluge of yesterday afternoon, look what I woke up to:
There was also a “wintry mix” forecast, which I experienced when I took one more walk before checking out of my room. Wintry mix! In May!
I had a bit of time to kill before my flight so I took one last walk of Minnesota neighborhoods.
I found this sculpture when getting to the start of the walk. Note the black framing in pictures is due to my camera’s lens not retracting all the way. I bump it open when I notice, but there are times I don’t notice.
New building going up here.
A grand vista of the art museum.
And a picture of the newer wing.
There were so many good apartment buildings in Minneapolis! I love the arches on this one, and clearly so do the current owners, given the name.
Behind the art museum is a college.
Another of those houses that make me weak in the knees.
I love all three of the signs on this sign. What happened on the 1989 Arbor Day???
In Portland it sometimes it seems that every single block hosts a houseless person. But this was one of the only sign of homelessness I spied in the Twin Cities. I saw people who looked like they were down on their luck, but they didn’t look like they were also living in a tent on the sidewalk or an old RV.
Informational sign telling us of a huge lovely house that is no more.
Look at this little gem!
And across the street this great church!
Some beautiful stone.
And a sort of mini castle.
I loved seeing a few different stages of development here. The three on the left, probably all built around the same time. Then the two on the right, also probably built around the same time. Were they built before or after the freeway was put in? For the first set, definitely before, for the second set, maybe after?
From the looks of that dirt pile, there is a big freeway project happening.
Gorgeous little mansion down the street from my lodgings.
Statue and center that are directly across the street from that lovely little mansion.
Walk over, I packed up. I left the book of neighborhood walks at the house, but first I added notes pointing out the three walks within walking distance of the address.
And then I took the Green Line all the way to downtown St. Paul. On the way there I looked out the window on one side of the car.
On the way back, I looked out of the opposite window.
I learned that I have some St. Paul exploring to do. Its downtown has a great number of beautiful buildings. Also, I saw the MPR (Minnesota Public Radio) headquarters!
After that, it was back to the airport for a flight home.
What a lovely trip!