A converted slide image of viewing Minneapolis skyline through the trees circa 1980
A layer of clouds over the sparse Minneapolis skyline circa 1980
A converted slide image of Minneapolis circa 1980 ….
Working on a project to convert old slides from all over the world to digital images. Due to the age of the slides the conversion is not of high quality, but the subject of the images is quite interesting – especially with the changes in the landscape over passage of time.
Here is the Minneapolis skyline circa 1980 …..
A farewell to Minneapolis with its lights reflecting on the Mississippi River at night
Walking along the lighted Stone Arch Bridge with the skyline of Minneapolis at night
The Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis looks picturesque during the day but lighting on it at night makes it spectacular
A surreal night scene at Mississippi River in Minneapolis …
A view of the Third Avenue Bridge and the night sky from the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis
The Pillsbury Flour Mill neon sign and the lighted Stone Arch Bridge create colorful reflections on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis
Walking on the Stone Arch Bridge at night provides a lighted view of the Minneapolis skyline
The glow of lighted Stone Arch Bridge on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis
The lighted arches of the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis with the historic Pillsbury Flour Mill A create a spectacular sight at night
Situated on the east bank of the Mississippi in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Pillsbury Flour Mill took advantage of the power produced by St. Anthony Falls to produce 17,500 barrels of flour per day. Pillsbury A Mill was added to the list of National Historic Landmarks in 1966. Of the four large flour mills in the city during the peak of Minneapolis’s reign as the milling capital of the country, the Pillsbury A Mill is the only one remaining.
The lighted arches of the Stone Arch Bridge frame at night the historic Pillsbury A Mill in Minneapolis.
The Pillsbury A Mill, constructed in 1881, was once the largest and most advanced flour mill in the world.
The Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge spans 17 lanes of busy street and interstate highway to connect the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with Loring Park just west of downtown Minneapolis. Unlike the industrial style pedestrian bridges built in the 1960s and 1970s, the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge is a somewhat whimsical structure that was designed to be a piece of artwork as well as being a functional bridge. The result is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Twin Cities, one that is as fun as it is functional.
A mother and child play by the bridge …
The Stone Arch Bridge, historical and modern buildings, water from the Mississippi River, and reflections therein form a visual convergence point in Minneapolis
The Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota ceased to be used as a railroad bridge in 1978, and after a period of disuse, was repaired and adapted in the early 1990s to its present use. The bike and walking trails across the bridge are integrated into the city’s park and trail system, and form part of the St Anthony Falls Heritage Trail, which includes interpretive plaques describing the history of the area.
The Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was built between 1882 and 1883. Originally intended to be built as an iron bridge spanning the Mississippi at Nicollet Island, it was discovered that pursuing that design would be detrimental to St Anthony Falls’ eroding sandstone. The design of the bridge was pioneering and the signature arches were designed to account for the falls and the surrounding topography.
The Stone Arch Bridge is a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the only arched bridge made of stone on the entire length of the Mississippi River.
The Pillsbury A-Mill, seen here behind the Stone Arch Bridge, held the title of largest flour mill in the world for 40 years. Completed in 1881, it was owned by Pillsbury and operated two of the most powerful direct-drive waterwheels ever built, each generating 1,200 horsepower (895 kW). The mill still stands today on the east side of the Mississippi River and has been converted into resident artist lofts.