Category Archives: Travel

Touring Chicago

If you ever go to Chicago as a tourist or you have always wanted to go, then this is a must read article by my friend John VanOverbeke which describes in rich detail why Chicago is a must visit location. … Continue reading

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Graffiti Graveyard Duluth MN

Have you ever heard of the concept Graffiti Graveyard? I did a little Google search to see if this was a common name and if there were places like this throughout the country or even throughout the world but all I have not come up with anything. So this must be something peculiar to the City of Duluth Minnesota. Continue reading

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The Beauty of North Carolina Beaches

The Beauty of North Carolina Beaches

I love the beach, it’s plain and simple. I do not think I have ever seen an ugly one. Ok, one that is polluted or something is less than attractive but even one like that still has that rugged allure to it. So now you know I love the beach. Continue reading

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Adventures on the Light Rail – The Sales Guys

Would you agree with me that sometimes sales guys can have a questionable reputation? I do not know, there is just something about some of them that I can not quite put my finger on. Maybe the thing is I sense that I can not really trust some of them. I have many friends and family members that are indeed great people and great sales people so this does not implicate every single sales person but there maybe some generalizing wisdom that might be gleaned from this experience. Maybe hearing some recent conversations among sales men on the train, better known as the light rail, just maybe these conversations will give us some valid reasons for those queasy feelings in out stomach when dealing with some sales people. Continue reading

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The Museum of Modern Art: New York City

The Museum of Modern Art (stylized MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, on 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It has been important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world.[1] The museum’s collection offers an unparalleled overview in modern and contemporary art,[2] including works of architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist’s books, film, and electronic media.
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Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge Magazine Cover

I was contacted by one of the editors of a national magazine, the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy the monthly journal for The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy because they wanted to use my Stone Arch Bridge image as the cover of their magazine for an upcoming issue.
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Mickey’s Diner in Lights St Paul Minnesota

Mickey’s Diner is a 50′ x 10′ classic Art Deco diner car restaurant in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was prefabricated in New Jersey by the Jerry O’Mahony Diner Company of Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1937 serial # 1067, shipped to Saint Paul by rail, and installed downtown just before World War II. It looks much like it did then and is still open 24 hours a day (and according to its employees, non-stop since it started). It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 as the only building of its kind in Minnesota. It is shown in several Hollywood movies, including The Mighty Ducks, Jingle All the Way, and A Prairie Home Companion, where it is featured prominently in the opening and closing scenes.
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Best Places to Photograph in St. Paul

I get asked the question all the time, what are the best places to photograph in St. Paul. Well of course that depends upon what you are really looking for but the way I understand that question is this way, What are the most popular, iconic, interesting places to photograph in St. Paul that will give me the photographer a good chance at getting a good picture? So that is the question I will answer here in this article. It is interesting to me that so many people think there is no beauty in St. Paul. Well I believe this article will dispense with such crazy thoughts and I will show you all kinds of incredible beauty.
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Como Conservatory Orchid Show

Como Conservatory Orchid Show
Yes it is still possible that spring will come again.
Last weekend my wife and I got out the orchid show at the Como Conservatory in St Paul.
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It was a wonderful show and I must tell you it was great to get out of the winter cold and into a summery feeling place. There were preparing the conservatory for the Valentines exhibit which I am sure will be incredible. I may have to get out there again to capture some of that beauty.
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Orchid Show Como Conservatory

Orchid Show Como Conservatory
Yes it is still possible that spring will come again.
Last weekend my wife and I got out the orchid show at the Como Conservatory in St Paul.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Como_Park,_Zoo,_and_Conservatory
It was a wonderful show and I must tell you it was great to get out of the winter cold and into a summery feeling place. There were preparing the conservatory for the Valentines exhibit which I am sure will be incredible. I may have to get out there again to capture some of that beauty.
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