Yellow above the Incline

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I saw leaves and this yield sign and I just had to take the photo for my mom who loves the color yellow. This was taken at West First Street and Sixth Avenue West. The Incline Station bowling alley is 1/2  below this. The building in the background is Lennox Place. 

This link shows a historical photo from Sheldon Aubut’s Duluth History

Red Vines

Red vines


These red vines are on St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on East Superior Street.

From the church’s website.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church was  designed by the prominent New York City Architectural firm of Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson.

Construction having began in April of 1912 and the first service held in it in May of 1913.

It is built in the perpendicular Gothic architectural style characterized by massive stone work inside and out, slate roof, leaded glass casement windows and truncated bell tower. The Parish House is a later addition, having been built in 1928-29.

The church itself is of typical cruciform shape having been patterned, on a much smaller scale, after Canterbury Cathedral.

I’ve taken photos of this church in the past. See these links:

Crisp, blue October sky

Rock and patched road

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This isn’t pretty, but it’s interesting and it’s “uniquely Duluth,” because of the rock and the patched road. Duluth is notorious for potholes. Also people like to leave things on the side of the road hoping someone else will take their stuff. When I first stopped the car to take this photo I didn’t notice the abandoned table, but then I did and decided to keep it in the photo because it added interest, and it’s what people do around here.  I think this rock is basalt, but it might be gabbo.

Crane across the hillside

These cranes are at the Bluestone complex on Woodland Avenue across the street from UMD.

This photo is taken with a telephoto. Central and East Hillside are between the camera and the cranes. A new business and apartment complex is being constructed on Woodland Avenue across from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. See: and

Exhibit now at Perk Place


Some 16 photos for an exhibit are up at Perk Place Coffeeshop in the Kenwood Shopping Center. An open house will be planned … possibly in the afternoon on Sunday Oct. 11. 

All the photos are from this blog.


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The perk of helping install photos is a big cup of pumpkin spice latte.

Some 16 photos for an exhibit are up at Perk Place Coffeeshop, 3630 Arrowhead Rd. in the Kenwood Shopping Center. Open house will be planned … possibly in the afternoon on Sunday Oct. 11.


Cornice on the Missabe Building

2015.09.30 Mesaba This is the Missabe Building on First Street (Wolvin Office Building, Duluth Railway & Oliver Mining Company Building)

From Wikipedia A cornice (from the Italian cornice meaning “ledge”) is generally any horizontal decorative molding that crowns a building or furniture element— the cornice over a door or window, for instance, or the cornice around the top edge of a pedestal or along the top of an interior wall. A simple cornice may be formed just with a crown molding.