The Dreary Skyline

IMG_1981Minneapolis’s downtown looked particularly drab this morning, as it was pretty cold with not a lot of sunshine. It still wasn’t a bad morning for urban exploration, however.

Front and Center

IMG_1976-1It was surprising to see just how close the new Vikings stadium was to the rest of its surroundings. It sits very close to other businesses, homes, and community centers, which seems ideal for nobody.

An Interesting Mural

IMG_1974-1This mural was found in the Little Earth neighborhood in Minneapolis. I had never been here before, so it was interesting to see how a Native American community gathers in an urban setting, when I had believed that most cohesive groups of Native Americans instead chose to live in more isolated groups away from the city.

City Hall Standing Tall

IMG_1929Saint Paul’s City Hall isn’t a particularly welcoming building. It’s drab style reflects that it was built during the Great Depression, and its location on Kellogg Boulevard is mildly distant from the other important buildings of the area.