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Interpreter, Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota

Published on September 30, 2010

This historic interpreter at the Grand Portage National Monument (the site where traders met to send furs, especially beaver, from all over the West back to Montreal) makes and paddles his own traditionally-made birchbark canoes (and has even canoed/portaged for 1000 miles in one). If you are in the neighborhood of Grand Portage, he gives […]


Falls, Cascade River State Park, Minnesota, 2010

Published on September 29, 2010

Falls in the Cascade River State Park, alongside the North Shore Highway in Minnesota, just outside of Grand Marais.


Rapids, Rainbow Falls Provincial Park, Ontario, 2010

Published on September 28, 2010

A pretty set of rapids along the trail at Rainbow Falls Provincial Park. A monochrome (technically a quad-tone, withcool tone shadows and a very slight warm-tone to the highlights) version.


Lake Superior Shoreline, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, 2010

Published on September 27, 2010

A shore rock and a mist-shrouded islet on a Lake Superior morning, on the Sea Lion Trail, in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.


“Our Lady” in Broken Glass, St. John’s University, 2010

Published on September 24, 2010

There are a variety of rather kitschy pieces of art amongst the modernist pieces at St. John’s, and this sculpture, entitled “Our Lady” and constructed by Oblate Catherine Smith in 1960, really stood out for me. I am not even sure what the religious message is–“Mary will cut you, so stay away!”? Broken glass of […]


War Memorial, St. John’s University, Minnesota, 2010

Published on September 23, 2010

The full inscription (all four sides) on this granite block, near the refectory, reads: To the Men of St. John’s Who Have Served Their Country in Peace and War. The full inscription (all four sides) on this granite block, near the refectory, reads: To the Men of St. John’s Who Have Served Their Country in […]


Storm over Abbey Church, St. John’s University, Minnesota, 2010

Published on September 22, 2010

A summer electrical storm lights up the night over the modernist abbey church on the campus of St. John’s University, in Collegeville, Minnesota. The impressive storm raged for many hours, but I was unable to stay even an hour, as the driving rain was rendering all my photos blurry, and could not be kept off […]


Summer Sunset, Collegeville, Minnesota, 2010

Published on September 21, 2010

The sun sets over ponds on the road to St. John’s University, ending another hot and humid Summer day in Central Minnesota.


Abbey Church, St. John’s University, Minnesota, 2010

Published on September 20, 2010

An arch holding up the bell tower (if tower is the right word) hangs over a set of concrete seats, next to the entrance to the abbey church, St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. The modernist foyer and baptismal font in the Abbey Church. The statue is St. John the Baptist by Doris Caesar. An overview […]


Marsh Reflection Monotone, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, September 2010

Published on September 11, 2010

A dead tree is reflected in the waters of a beaver marsh, alongside the abandoned bed of the  Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway in Algonquin Provincial Park, Northern Ontario.




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