Old memories of looking out across freeway interchanges in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis during hot weather.

The suburbs of the Twin Cities.

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  • Old memories of looking out across freeway interchanges in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis during hot weather.

    In Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on June 30th, 2012, the interchange of Highway 100 with Summit Drive North, as viewed from a pedestrian/bicycle overpass. ----------------------- Library of Congress classification ideas: TE23 Express highways—United State…

  • Funny wall full-of-holes.

    This was behind a "Slumberland" store and it got me smiling. The lighter-colored blocks appear to be an effort at refurbishment, which is heartening. I doubt that the guardrail would be enough to protect the wall from a calculated effort to damage it wi…

  • "Bury yer area" beyond the jersey barrier area.

    In Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on June 30th, 2012, the former Brookdale Center shopping mall, as viewed from the Shingle Creek Trail south of the intersection of Bass Lake Road and Shingle Creek Parkway. ----------------------- Library of Congress class…


  • A rich suburban schoolyard.

    The rusty lightpole seems a lot older than everything else here. This place is deep in the heart of Michele Bachmann country so I was surprised to see that aerial survey marker on the path. John Birchers sometimes like to flip out about that kind of thi…

  • Sterile and/or serene evening!

    The separation of the path from the parking lot by a strip of lawn — vs a placement of the path directly upon the edge of the parking lot — is intended to direct path users' awarenesses away from the parking lot and toward the expanse of lawn, to mould pa…

  • Infrastructure prepped and ready for a wave of mid-aughts bubble development.

    There likely were a bunch of people — motivated by an array of dovetailing and conflicting interests — whose lives intersected here during the buildup and failure of this wasted effort. Somebody moved more abidingly than I am by the topic of U.S. real es…


  • I'm down here with the wet plants in the wet ditch.

    Yep ya gotta take advantage of depressions wherever you can find 'em, in lands as flat as these. ----------------------- In Blaine, Minnesota, on June 24th, 2012, at the south edge of Field A3 at the National Sports Center, south of 105th Avenue Northea…

  • Facing east and west respectively in the sun in the early afternoon.

    All the toil and $$$ and madness to have that lawn. Elevations of incomplete enclosures of chainlink. It was funny to be out here. ----------------------- In Blaine, Minnesota, on June 24th, 2012, in Field A3 at the National Sports Center, south of 10…

  • Big old big-&-clumsy.

    The patch of flowered land that that monster is standing upon is an exact picture of my mental understandings of the notion of countryside. The billboard tower merits its very own electric meter, just like a house. ----------------------- In Blaine, M…


  • Making a badlands.

    With a wheelbarrow & some particularly shapely chunks of asphalt you could do a malpaís xeriscape in your yard. We strode easily into this area from an adjacent public park and there weren't any fences or signs or anything so I figure it's not superfund,…

  • Devil-worship markings, foretelling the troubles that will be coming to this area.

    The seeming mathematicality of the demon symbols makes them all the creepier; this is a nightmare land. Can you spot the Olive Garden sign waaay back there; think of a "Tour of Italy" platter; there are lasagna, chicken parmigiana, and fettuccine alfredo…

  • Sure are some soggy pinecones soaking in these puddles out here in the suburbs this morning.

    When your site is the grounds of a drivethru bankteller, the installation of special styles of pavers is almost inherently gonna be a waste of effort, compared to just paving it regular. Picture me stepping left-and-right and swaying into position to see…


  • They are spraying people!

    This is to wet the clothes and eyewear of those few early-morning pedestrians out here in this suburb -- as punishment for what! ----------------------- In St. Louis Park, Minnesota, on June 17th, 2012, at 6:24 a.m., on the south side of Wayzata Bouleva…

  • An historic Marshalls.

    The history-of-American-retail anoraks whose enthusiasms are so goddamned pronounced all over the internet are all gonna need a change of shorts after they see this. Because most examples of the pictured style of Marshalls lettering have gotten replaced…

  • Makin summer memories in Richfield.

    Those Minneapolitans who have ever managed to wander into the inner-ring suburb "Richfield, Minnesota" will recognize the atmospherics of this immediately. "Ah yes, Richfield, I have passed through that." Sometime a person sat down and thought, "Hmm, de…


  • I had ~80 multiple exposures of this and I picked this one and dragged all the others to the trash.

    What I notice is how the flag's top right corner is kind of bunched up a little bit as it reaches around to touch the lucky 7th stripe, the Maryland stripe. The stripes appear as thunderbolts of Americanism, reaching down from the transmission tower to t…

  • Such a spectacle!, I'm so glad I noticed this area.

    This is a way funner picture to look at than it was a place to visit. I remember I felt tense, mainly on account of the heavy and noisy car traffic on the road there at the right. Imagine you're trying to relax here. "It would never occur to me to th…

  • Elderly pig woman.

    This is a U.S. Bancorp advertisement on the back of a bus stop bench, and I felt offended at its implication that just because I'm a low-income busrider I'll surely be delighted by the easy low-class humor of imagery of old women losing their dignity. A…


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