Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Ahhhh! Slightly out of focus because it was too dark. I need to get home sooner for my Armatage 365 photo days!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Scott and I went on a Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) event called Washington Avenue- History Pub Crawl which involved riding a trolley-like bus around Washington Avenue while a MHS employee shared historical stories with us. We made two stops for adult beverages - Stone Arch Bar inside of The Depot and The Loop in the North Loop neighborhood.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Scott and I both took the day off of work since he had spent the previous week working 12-hour overnight shifts in Chicago. It was a beautiful day and this was taken on our evening dog walk which took us by Susan B. Anthony school. They must have done sidewalk chalk art as part of their first day back to school.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
While sipping on sangria at el Meson in the CARAG neighborhood of Minneapolis, a couple, Dan and Katy, and their Chihuahua, Vianka, sat next to us. It was great meeting them and Dan told me about a performing arts group I hadn't heard of before, Rhythmic Circus. He is a musician and travels internationally with them.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Scott and I spent part of our Saturday morning at the Midtown Farmers Market. They had a hula hooping contest for little kids which turned out to be a great photo opportunity. This young hula hooper was rocking it during the practice round. Unfortunately, her hoop touched the ground pretty early on in the actual competition. After trying to shrug it off, her emotions took over and she covered her face as she cried. It took quite a while for her mom and the leader of the contest to console her. It was pretty heartbreaking to watch.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Scott was so excited to try this $25 limited release bottle of beer from Surly that he spilt half of it on our kitchen floor!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
While on my tour of Kenny neighborhood, Amy Votava showed us her cochin chickens, Auntie Snowflake-ball and Thunder.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
While on my walk of the streets and alleys of Armatage, I noticed a way into an outdoor couryard at Armatage School. They are in the middle of what seems to be a prairie restoration project and a community garden. I also found an Armatage time capsule!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
My tour guide for the Willard-Hay neighborhood was Bill Cottman. He is an amazing artist and has a lot of great stories about his life in Minneapolis. He is a husband, father, grandfather, retired electrical engineer, fine art photographer, writer, and co-host of the KFAI show, "Mostly Jazz."
Monday, August 22, 2011
Part of my Loring Park neighborhood tour included a chance to take photos from the rooftop of Summit House Towers, courtesy of Mark. He works at Oak Grove Grocery and has lived in Loring Park for more than 30 years.
I attempted my first 365 photo project in 2011. I made it to Day 246.
The Nivens Family