This is a display in the window of Lester River Antiques on 3rd Ave. W.
I was downtown to see a movie at the Zeitgeist and a bicycling crowd gathered around this red canoe. Members of the Sierra Club biked through parts of Duluth with Amy and Dave Freeman, authors of A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters.
They will be pulling the canoe behind them as they bike the 1,750 miles to Washington D.C. They plan to take their canoe to U.S. senators and congressmen to discuss protecting the Boundary Waters Canoe Areas the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from the threat of proposed copper mining. The invited members of the public to sign the canoe.
They are National Geographic Adventurers of the year.
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: