Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
|United Crushers, Dinkytown, Minneapolis|
The silos have been disused for years. There is no "United Crushers," this is not a division of ADM (the Archer Daniels Midland Company); this is carefully applied graffiti.
Later, I fixated on the pictures in a blog entry describing a visit to the top of this abandoned structure. This type of exploration is clearly illegal and dangerous, but I find the whole idea quite exciting. Behind the facades of our cities, there are new layers to be explored, exposed, and explained.
Monday, January 6, 2014
|Frozen Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis|
|Kilauea caldera, Hawaii Big Island|
"Why do you live in Minnesota?--The winters are too cold. You should move."
I hear this from a person who brought up a family in a Minneapolis suburb. When her husband retired, they moved to a new subdivision in the Arizona desert. There is no good response because I was presented with a false dilemma. Any response would only sound defensive or absurd.
I was pondering that dilemma yesterday. With Arctic air building, I walked across a frozen Minneapolis lake thinking about walks across frozen lakes in warm places.