Tuesday, October 8, 2013

St Anthony Falls on Mississippi River

It was the water power of St. Anthony Falls that made Minneapolis the flour milling capital of the world from 1870s to 1965. This made the riverfront an industrial area. In the last decade Minneapolis has re-discovered its riverfront. There are now condominiums, restaurants, museums, and the Guthrie Theater. The closest bridge is a bike and pedestrian bridge which connects parks on each side of the river. 


  1. Vintage images? Fine pieces of history.

  2. I really like these images. They do have a "vintage" look them, different than what I've seen you post here before. Are these straight out of the camera? or did you do any post processing? Very nice work!

  3. I've never seen this view of Minneapolis.

  4. I am trying to decide whether it was a gray, cloudy day or whether you were shooting through a dirty window.

    1. It was both a cloudy, rainy day and the window was rain spattered. I'm sure it wasn't too clean either. Don't think it hurt the pictures.

  5. Hello Birdman, Ed, Karl, and Jack. These photos were shot last Saturday from the Mill City Museum through a window on a rainy day. There was no extensive post processing to create what you see. It was largely straight from the camera.

  6. I like those pictures ! they seem to have been taken in the 50ies or 60ies..It gives a special mood to the scenery!