With residents and business owners as guides, I document distinctive people and places in all 81+ Minneapolis neighborhoods.

Minneapolis 81

Cookies!!!! on Flickr.

Cookies!!!! on Flickr.

I fell in love with this industrial building turned private residence thanks to the Minnehaha neighborhood tour guided by Ian and Kelly Stade. Ian is the brains behind Hennepin County Library Tumblr.
Get to know the Minnehaha neighborhood through the eyes of a couple librarians! 
If you’re confused why Minnehaha Falls Park isn’t included, you should check out the Hiawatha tour guided by Brian Moen of East-Lake Tumblr. 

I fell in love with this industrial building turned private residence thanks to the Minnehaha neighborhood tour guided by Ian and Kelly Stade. Ian is the brains behind Hennepin County Library Tumblr.

Get to know the Minnehaha neighborhood through the eyes of a couple librarians! 

If you’re confused why Minnehaha Falls Park isn’t included, you should check out the Hiawatha tour guided by Brian Moen of East-Lake Tumblr

A huge benefit for this urban hiker is that taking photos like this is now just a part of my normal work day. I have been back at the U of M for one month and I’m loving it!
Today, I published a blog post capturing my tour of the CARAG neighborhood: http://minneapolis81.com/2012/03/carag-neighborhood-tour/

A huge benefit for this urban hiker is that taking photos like this is now just a part of my normal work day. I have been back at the U of M for one month and I’m loving it!

Today, I published a blog post capturing my tour of the CARAG neighborhood: http://minneapolis81.com/2012/03/carag-neighborhood-tour/

Source: Flickr / janellie23

Minneapolis should have signs like this that read “Live Downtown” as city leaders strive to double the number of residents (2025 plan). 
Photo source: http://www.prairiehive.com/2012/03/why-i-love-working-downtown/

Minneapolis should have signs like this that read “Live Downtown” as city leaders strive to double the number of residents (2025 plan). 

Photo source: http://www.prairiehive.com/2012/03/why-i-love-working-downtown/

Source: prairiehive.com

Today I took a tour of Guthrie Theater with the East Downtown Council. I highly suggest you do this!  The Events calendar has a “tours” tab so you can quickly find a date and time that works for you. I’m going to do this with all of my out-of-town guests.

Waiting at the Lake Street bus stop on I-35 is a bit scary at first.  At least there’s a great view of downtown Minneapolis!

Waiting at the Lake Street bus stop on I-35 is a bit scary at first. At least there’s a great view of downtown Minneapolis!

365musicproject:

Minneapolis love never wears out.

If only I had more wall space in my office.

365musicproject:

Minneapolis love never wears out.

If only I had more wall space in my office.

Source: 365musicproject

One of my favorite homes in the Bancroft neighborhood which I toured in September. 
Bancroft neighborhood tour

One of my favorite homes in the Bancroft neighborhood which I toured in September. 

Bancroft neighborhood tour

All drinking fountains should have this feature. Sign says: helped eliminate waste from 1,979 [and counting] disposable plastic bottles.

All drinking fountains should have this feature. Sign says: helped eliminate waste from 1,979 [and counting] disposable plastic bottles.

University of Minnesota Academic Health Center is my new workplace. Today was my first day and I can’t wait to explore all that University and surrounding neighborhoods have to offer.

University of Minnesota Academic Health Center is my new workplace. Today was my first day and I can’t wait to explore all that University and surrounding neighborhoods have to offer.