Not all the sights, but a few. It is a good-sized city, after all. It will take me time to explore it more thoroughly.
These are from last Thursday, when it was still warm enough to scooter. Friday morning, it was chilly, and Sunday morning, colder still. Weather extremes are common in the Upper Midwest; climate change only underscores that.
St Paul is full of interesting architecture.
The detail on this building is amazing! They really cannot build like this anymore, so I hope the city takes steps to preserve these gorgeous structures. You owe it to yourself to click on the original size and look at how this was built. The beading in the arches blows me away, and what about near the top? How did they do that?
Here’s a sight that makes everyone smile when they see it, it’s so incongruous. Surrounded by tall buildings, some modern, some old, like the one above, it stands out as something unique.
From Wiki: Mickey’s Diner is an art deco-styled, dining car restaurant located in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, at 36 West 7th Street. It was prefabricated in 1937 by the Jerry O’Mahony Diner Company of Elizabeth, New Jersey; shipped to Saint Paul by rail; and installed just before World War II. Measuring just 50 feet long by 10 feet wide, the 24-hour diner has operated non-stop since it first opened according to employees. In 1983, the diner was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the only building of its kind in the state of Minnesota.
I love the look of Seventh Place. It’s Parisian in presentation, from the outdoor dining to the fairy lights in the trees. The woman walking the dog was a perfect touch, as dogs are welcome in Paris cafes.
I worked this weekend, doing some freelance editing, and it was too chilly to ride through St Paul on the scooter. The weekend is the best time; far less traffic, both car and pedestrian. I’m hoping for a warm-up next Saturday.