Enter the side entrance to Tower Hall

I liked this side entrance to Tower Hall on the College of St. Scholastica campus. Not quite as grand as the front entrance, but still pretty formal. Below is Tower Hall during the holidays, I actually think it was after Christmas. I had posted this on DDP on a previous dat.e


I had originally posted this on Jan. 8, 2026 http://www.duluthdailyphoto.com/tower-hall/



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Rooftop garden in downtown Duluth

Anyone care to guess which building this is? It right downtown on Superior Street, next door to Mainstream Fashions For Men.

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Pretty Peonies at church gardens

The First United Methodist Church on Skyline Parkway A.K.A. “The CopperTop,” Has several gardens. I’m guessing about 7, but I might be wrong. I’m sure someone will correct me. Several members of the church take turns wedding and watering the gardens, as well as planning them. A couple of spots have benches as the parking lot is the perfect place to perch for a view of Lake Superior when the ships are heading for the canal. (We even have a butterfly garden, but that’s a post for another time.)

This is my first year volunteering to upkeep 2 of the gardens. These peonies are not in “my” spot, but they were so pretty I couldn’t help but take a photo.

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The Dog Days of Summer on Saturday


These happy owners held their puppies while waiting in line to get vaccines. I had gone into the pet store to get my dog’s nails trim. It is such an interesting place to visit with all the dogs in the store and the toys and treats. I am usually pretty frugal, but we are keeping our current dog’s (not show in the photo) nails trimmed. Hubby used to trim our previous dogs’ nails. But research shows that dogs really don’t enjoy having their owners trim their nails and you can actually created a better bond with your dog if you don’t do its nail.

Kudos to these puppy parents who graciously agreed to let me take their photo.

Interesting tidbit for you: My dog is named after Margaret Bourke-White. Bourke-White was hired by Henry Luce as the first female photojournalist for Life magazine in 1936. My dog’s name is MaggieBW and serves as my companion. I’m training her to be a newshound. She’s not that good at sniffing our the news, put she is learning quickly to sit on a large dog bed behind my work station, like a good little girl, and keep me company.


Bourke-White was a war correspondent during World War II, took photos of Ghandi, and also took icon photos during the Great Depression.

Here is my favorite photo of Margaret Bourke-White. She on top of a gargoyle at the Chrysler Building in New York City. 

I didn’t bother asking these people the names of their dogs. I actually am in favor of “real” dog names like Spot, Spike, Buddy or Dasher, but I broke my own rule in order to give me inspiration.

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The view on Scenic Highway 61

*Hello, long time no see.

It’s nice to have friends who live along the North Shore on Scenic Highway 61, also known as Congdon Blvd. If you’d like to read the history of the Road made famous by Minnesota son, Bob Dylan see this link.  To hear Bob Dylan’s rendition of Highway 62 listen here. Also I was unaware that Johnny Cash wrote a song about Highway 61 Hear it at this link: Highway 61 Revisited/When the Man Comes Around Johnny Cash 

This is the view my husband and I shared from the second floor studio of some friends of ours who attend our church. It was warm in town and at Miller Hill near the mall, but at this location it was very chilly. The lake has the effect. Children played outside while a bonfire burned.

* Sorry I haven’t been keeping up with my posts. I’ve started a new part time job and have been exhausted the past couple of weeks. I took the part time job because in the past having a paid job forced me to organize my time. I’m hoping that will be true again and you will be seeing posts from me. ~~~~ Naomi A.K.A. Sun_Dog.



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This car up

This is in an Art Deco Building in downtown Duluth. Do you know what building this is?

Find out here.  According to  Zenith City Online: With very little public space to decorate the first-floor lobby became the building’s focal point. Its walls are faced floor-to-ceiling in dark tan Loredo Chiaro marble from Italy. The room’s lighting is concealed behind tilted marble tiles on the upper tiers. All of the metalwork in the lobby—the elevator doors, door trim, mailbox, etc.—is made of polished bronze. Terrazzo floors reflect the gleam of a gold-leaf ceiling.


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Chain with Duluth touch


I took this photo at the Kenwood Duluth Caribou Coffee, I like there rough huge paneling, and coffee sized meeting table with the duluth skyline in the inlay of the wood.  Their effort to personalize the coffeeshop to Duluth is appreciated. Also their lighting and lamps are unique.


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Bicyclists converge in Duluth

Two trailers full of bicycles sat in the parking lot of the Coppertop parking lot. I’m told it’s a group of Christain bicyclists traveling through Minnesota.

On the Rocks Ministries is a Christian non-profit place for kids to hang out. It looks like they have some very fun activities.


 I lifted this from their website https://www.ontherockministries.com/

7th Grade Through Adult
For those longing for adventure, but never sure where to find it…
The OTRM summer bike trip is the experience of a lifetime. This summer, The Rock will be traveling to beautiful Minnesota for an action-packed ten day trip with biking on scenic trails, a visit to Mall of America, and plenty of water fun.
The Rock’s bike trips are a test of endurance and a life changer for many, as well as a fun, unforgettable experience.

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This vehicle has been sitting at an autobody shop for the past few day. I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this. I have no idea what caused the wreck, but it would be poetic if someone had been texting.

Today as I was driving, I was at an intersection where the cross street had the yield, but a driver of the car blew right through the their yield sign. I noticed he was using a cell phone.

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Lots of people skateboard in downtown Duluth. It’s another mode of transportation.

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