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Friday, October 4, 2013

Mill City Museum



27 comments:

  1. The flour building (mill?) is interesting. So industrial and unappetizing, but yet impressive.

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    1. It was a huge flour mill until General Mills shut it down in the mid-1960s.

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  2. Gold Medal flour - I remember that. Wonder if it's still around (shows how much we cook here!)?

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    1. Gold Medal flour is still the #1 selling flour in the U.S. These days it is milled somewhere other than Minneapolis.

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    1. In a way, yes. The mill is dead, but it is now the Mill City Museum, a major attraction along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Out of the ashes, a new birth.

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  4. Nice photos! I love that first one! What a great building to photograph.

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  5. These photos are very reminiscent of the old textile mills seen through out New England. Most are in dis-repair, but many have been re-purposed into other uses. I find these old buildings fascinating. Nice work.

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    1. With textile mills a different product, but much the same story. Water power no longer needed to turn the wheels of the mills. Thank you.

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  6. Wonderful shots. I love the reflection in the first one.

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  7. All the white rectangles in the first photo are great. The window holes correspond with the signs that correspond with the reflections.
    A little bit amphitheater ...

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    1. This mill had a major fire in 1991 which accounts for the burned out walls. This makes a perfect place for an outdoor patio for the Mill City Museum. Thanks for your kind comment.

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  8. My kind of place, your photos make me want to explore it

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  9. I love these photos, particularly the first with those reflections!

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  10. Great shots and especial the first one!

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  11. it must have been raining with all those reflections.

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  12. Looks like an interesting place, lovely shot :)

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  13. It seems an interesting but also eery place.
    Great shots.

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  14. Wonderful b&w photos! I love the reflections in the wet floor!
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  15. Wonderful photos! Especially I like the first one! It has a fine contrast and great reflections!

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  16. Your first shot is absolutely amazing. The reflections look like tombstones. I really like this. g

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  17. I love the window reflections on the water!

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  18. I like the first picture with the reflections!

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