Mural of the Working Class

Another side of the buildings off Carleton. I don’t know how long this mural has been here, but I’ve seen it ever since I got to the twin cities in 2017.


Colorful Alleys

One of the many alleys of off the primarily empty parking lots along Carleton, off university. The back of the newer buildings seem to be pretty generic, but the alleys with older buildings have much more character, like these ones.




The reason why I named this picture backbone is because manufacturing and logistics is how this area in St Paul near the railways has developed. It is also how America developed in the past decades, using these trucks to deliver large quantity of goods to stores around the country.

Adventure in the everyday passageway


When crossing the Minneapolis skyways, the complete window coverage on either side and the signs with an image of water as their background give off the feeling that one is walking through an aquarium tunnel or a river. For corporate workers walking through these corridors on their way to lunch or their car, I would imagine that this would attach a sense of adventure and grandeur to what could be just a routine convenience.

Seasonality of open spaces is for wimps


In many open spaces, such as Macalester’s Bateman Plaza, the free and publically-available furniture is removed for the winter. This is understandable, considering that Minnesota has rather uninviting weather for its very long winter. However, on sunny days or earlier-than-expected spring weather days, Macalester students are left without a place to congregate with their friends outside. I find it both amusing and admirable that the city of Minneapolis has decided to leave this furniture out despite the inclement weather, in case anyone decides it’s a nice day to sit outside.