Kelly Green Car

I liked the looks of this bright green car. It also went well with the colors of the BP canopy. This was taken on West Superior Street in Lincoln Park/West End.

Also seen today on Superior Street, but not photographed: a skate boarder and a couple kissing passionately. I guess spring really is in the air.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

I actually took this photo on Monday. I didn’t get a photo today so I thought I would use it since it has the Irish flag.  From EnchantedLearning.com: The green color on the flag represents the native people of Ireland (most of whom are Roman Catholic). The orange color represents the British supporters of William of Orange who settled in Northern Ireland in the 17th century (most of whom are Protestant). The white in the center of the flag represents peace between these two groups of people.

Ice is breaking up

The ice is breaking up. I like this photo for the bright blue sky and the white chunks of ice. I also like the design that the movable docks make against the building. Only a couple hours earlier it had rained. I have gray, rainy looking photos from today too.

This is a view of Canal Park from the DECC (Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center) area. It is the middle of March and finally the ice is beginning to break up. The tall building to the right is the DeWitt-Seitz Building.

From www.dewittseitz.com

The DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace stands at the center of Duluth’s waterfront in the heart of Canal Park. Architect John Wangenstein designed the building in the mainstream of the commercial style, developed first by Louis Sullivan. Built in 1909 for the DeWitt-Seitz Co., a furniture jobber and mattress manufacturer, this eight story building has undergone several transformations over the years.

Skiing in mid March at Chester Bowl

Yes, this was taken on March 12!

I have a friend who has daughters born in March. When they were little she used bunnies, chics, and flowers as birthday party themes. Since I’ve live upnorth most of my life, that never really made any sense to me because the above scene is the type of weather I am used to up until the middle of March.

This was taken at Chester Bowl. Learn more at Chester Bowl

Old Main

Old Main

First built in 1920, gutted by fire and rebuilt in 1921. The building was one of the first buildings used by the University of Minnesota at Duluth, which actually started as Duluth Normal School, a school for teachers.

The building was not ceased to be occupied in 1985. In February of 1993 fired destroyed the building. The arches remain. Learn more here.

I actually took this photo on March 12, but I am posting it today because I was out of town yesterday.

Tearing houses on East First Street

More houses were torn down today to make room for the big box Walgreens. We currently have a Walgreen’s that is two blocks from this site.  It is the busiest Walgreens in the state of Minnesota.

This block is 1/2 block from St. Luke’s Hospital.  I like East Hillside because of the Walkablity of the neighborhood.  I worry that much of many of the things that were worth walking to, i.e. amenities like little shops will soon be gone as  CVS  has purchased land across the 12th Avenue