“Quirky Saint Paul” is a feature I added because I had pictures that didn’t quite fit with the theme of a ride but were too good to not post. These items are most likely to elicit a “What…?”, “Hmmm…” or “Really?”
View these pics with the lighthearted spirit in which they are intended.
The fish either ignored or hasn’t heard that smoking is bad. This wall, which keeps people from Xcel Energy’s High Bridge Energy Plant, is on the eastern end of Randolph Avenue.
If you want to ride a horse, head for 2138 Jefferson Avenue.
The worst looking mailbox I’ve ever seen. Red Rock Road in an industrial part of the Highwood neighborhood in August 2021.
I am sure the Distad brothers are great guys and fine realtors, but this billboard is the definition of AWKWARD! St. Clair Avenue at Fairview Avenue on April 5, 2020.
This tree mocks walkers on Cretin Avenue, just north of Ford Parkway in Highland Park. October 1, 2016
Behind the former Amtrak depot on Transfer Road, Merriam Park
A mannequin surveys the area from the third floor of the home at the corner of James Avenue and Cleveland. Click on the picture for a closer look at the mannequin’s face. Spotted on August 17, 2013.
The back bumper says it’s “The Dragon Car” while from the front bumper it’s “The Smaug Mobile.” It’s interesting, whatever it’s called. Snelling Avenue and Midway Parkway. August 24, 2013.
The driver of The Dragon Car dresses for success. Snelling Avenue and Midway Parkway. August 24, 2013.
This goose at 2162 Valley View Place was overdressed for the 80 degree weather. Shot August 31, 2012.
Tired of cutting the grass? Put some boulders down and add some good-sized stones. Practically maintenance-free! 1359 Portland Avenue.
That is a cardinal, cherry, claret, crimson, garnet, ruby, scarlet, red roof! 245 Cliff Street.
Ahoy matey! Pirates! On Ann Street between Michigan Street and St. Clair Avenue. April 1, 2012.
Someone is 50 years old. Someone else made sure everyone knows it. September 7, 2011; Highland Park neighborhood
If you weren’t alive in the ’80s you might think the homeowner is communicating with aliens. Actually, this is a 1987 vintage satellite dish. Milton Avenue near Benhill Road.
Just add tracks and this railroad lover will be in heaven. Selma Lane, near Montreal Avenue, on August 3, 2011.
Irish or an Irish wanna-be.
Holy Bike Rack! Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Clair and Prior, Mac-Groveland.
The sticker-covered trailer and two 1970s-era chairs create the perfect atmosphere for relaxing outside.