Minneapolis Reconnaissance

I have been in Minneapolis for the last week doing reconnaissance for our upcoming journey. Here is a selection of photographs from the trip.

Everything so green in the midwest, and staying at Bruce's house a few yards away from the train tracks.

Everything so green in the midwest. The house where I am staying is a few yards away from the train tracks.

Luck in MPLS

Luck in MPLS

A very midwest scene: bricks and rooftop watertowers

A very midwest scene: bricks and rooftop watertowers

This is what happens to an empty lot in MPLS

This is what happens to an empty lot in MPLS

A surreal urban scene in MPLS

A surreal urban scene in MPLS

Miles of alleys where people have the habit of leaving free stuff by their trashcans

Miles of alleys where people have the habit of leaving free stuff by their trashcans

A houseboat moored along the Mississippi River

A houseboat moored along the Mississippi River

Bruce's trainyard

Bruce’s trainyard

Hobo sunset beer spot: Under a train bridge along the Mississippi River

Hobo sunset beer spot: Under a train bridge along the Mississippi River

Possibly the most beautiful boat launch in the world

Possibly the most beautiful boat launch in the world

Charming rowhouses in  Minneapolis.

Charming rowhouses in Minneapolis.

Meep meep. The factory in Minneapolis where roadrunner-seeking missiles are made.

Meep meep. The factory in Minneapolis where roadrunner-seeking missiles are made.

Minnehaha Free Space home of the EXCO free skool

Minnehaha Free Space home of the EXCO free skool

Minneapolians are apeshit about community gardens

Minneapolians are apeshit about community gardens

Less an urban garden than an entire urban community farm in MPLS.

Less an urban garden than an entire urban community farm in MPLS.

The Army Corps of Engineers Lock and Dam #1. Terrifying and impressive

The Army Corps of Engineers Lock and Dam #1. Terrifying and impressive

A neighborhood movie theater in MPLS

A neighborhood movie theater in MPLS

My dream store, alas closed at this hour

My dream store, alas closed at this hour

North Minneapolis Regional Park boat launch

North Minneapolis Regional Park boat launch

Food trucks in St. Paul right down town beside a flooded riverside park

Food trucks in St. Paul right down town beside a flooded riverside park

More adorable cuteness from the Twin Cities

More adorable cuteness from the Twin Cities

3 comments for “Minneapolis Reconnaissance

  1. Shireen
    June 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Wes: Beautiful photos! Can I share this post about Minneapolis on face book? If so, how?

    • July 5, 2014 at 6:29 am

      Shireen, just cut and paste the link to your facebook update. Magic!

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