Stopped by a classic car show in south Minneapolis in May of 2012. The winners in their respective categories posed by their vehicles.
The Hollywood Theater opened in 1935 in the Audubon Park neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis. An example of the “Zigzag” Art Deco style, the facade is covered with Kasota limestone from southern Minnesota (the same material used in the Twin’s Target Field). Operational until 1987, the theater succumbed to pressures from the home video market [...]
Wind energy in Iowa has become a test laboratory for the larger renewable movement in this country. Although it is not a heavily populated state (30th in the U.S.) and lands somewhere in the middle as far as land mass (the 23rd largest state), Iowa is #2 in wind energy production. And it’s hungry for [...]
Like most folks in Minnesota, I find myself drawn to “the great MN get-together” every couple of years. The 12-day festival offers a little bit of something for everybody, and most of it can be found edible on a stick. These photos were an attempt use vignetting (both black and white). In addition, one of [...]
Held each year in the scenic northern Wisconsin town of Hayward, the Lumberjack World Championships celebrated it’s 52nd birthday in 2012. Lumberjack contestants scale 90-ft (27.4 m) cedar poles, hack through 12 in (30 cm.) hunks of aspen with axes and chainsaws, and compete in Jack-and-Jill style (man-woman teams) speed saws through white pine logs. [...]