The Remarkable Garden of Miss Iris

May 10, 2022 Lexington-Hamline, Hamline-Midway, Frogtown, North End 17 miles Lexington-Hamline The practical purpose of garages — storage — means they play a secondary role […]

Mallards on Loeb Lake

Sylvan Sights Around a Cemetery

21 milesOctober 18, 2021Como, North End The map of the October 18, 2021 ride. Sylvan means relating to, or inhabiting the woods. While the ride […]

The front (Marion Street side) of Paul & Sheila Wellstone Elementary, built in 1926 as Washington High School. The school is framed through a fence on Rice Street.

Icons of the North End and Folks Who’ve Hung Out There

Macalester-Groveland, Lexington-Hamline, Frogtown, North End, Downtown, Irvine Park, West 7th 23 Miles June 15, 2021 Lexington-Hamline Though my travels around the city concentrate on streets, […]

Now in the tunnel and looking east, at Lake Phalen. The beach is far off in the distance.

The Northeast Corner

Highland Park, Mac-Groveland, Merriam Park, Lexington-Hamline, Frogtown (Thomas-Dale), North End, Payne-Phalen, East Side July 30, 2017 31.7 Miles This ride turned out to be one […]

The former store building looking from the concrete slabs to the south.

The Remains of a Lost Icon

July 24, 2016 St. Anthony Park, Como, North End 23 miles Another nice day for a ride, this time to the northern edge of Saint […]

Garden Parties

July 3, 2016 Macalester-Groveland, Rondo (Frogtown), North End 16.7 Miles The creativity of fellow Saint Paulites continues to dazzle and impress. Unique yards and remarkable […]

This abandoned factory in the North End will become Saint Paul's newest school.

Replacing Factories On the North End

June 12, 2016     Midway, Frogtown (Rondo), North End, Como Park    17.5 Miles There is a lot (an undeveloped property, not a large number of things) […]

Gene Thompson's dazzlingly green yard.

Where the Grass Really Is Greener

June 5, 2016      Highland Park, Macalester-Groveland, Summit-University/Rondo, North End, Como     19 miles This ride featured significant stops in five neighborhoods. First, Highland Park where I […]

A Schoolhouse, A Parkview, A Lakeview

April 16, 2016 Highland Park, Hamline-Midway, Como, North End     17 Miles April rides can look gloomy no matter the temperature, with few signs of spring, […]

These boxes on 18 foot high shelves contain judicial records and manuscripts. The Records Center has been getting these boxes since the History Center storage reached capacity.

Combing through Minnesota’s Attic

25.6 miles (11.86 miles to MnHS; 13.74 miles home) Macalester-Groveland, Summit-University, Frogtown, North End, Payne-Phalen After months of conversation, coordination, and anticipation I was finally […]