Monday, October 10, 2016

Duluth, 2016

Canal Park

We go to Duluth, Minnesota in September ever year. My husband participates in the NorthShore Inline Marathon. It was the 21st year for the race. My husband has been skating for almost all of those years. I just take pictures. I love the beauty of Duluth and its rocky Basalt environs. 

The sunken Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum. Or "the cribs" A sand and gravel hopper built in 1919.


 Duluth via Paris locks. 

Local Vikre Gin with a view! Right down my gullet. Get the Boreal Cedar variety. Vikre forages for wild botanicals and you can taste them. Yum!



There are always carins.




The groovy tower. Or the Historic Central High School built in 1892.


That's it. Another year in photos. I love gazing at the architecture just as much as the sparkling waters. And yes, I mean the gin!


Meanwhile, have you read any great ghost stories lately? I have. On TripAdvisor! Halloween month continues over at my other blog, The Chorus of the Crows There's Belize snow. See below. And oddly enough, you'll also find a scary and hilarious review. "It was a ghost..."



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26 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We stayed in Duluth for a week or so on an RV adventure ... hadn't meant to stay that long, were surprised to find as much of interest as we did (this often happened when we traveled that way,.... one of the joys of traveling with no particular goal in mind and no timeline.). The sparkling water looks good ))

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I really enjoyed the diversity and beauty in all of your shots. I have never been there so this was very interesting and seems like a spot I would enjoy. Thank you for sharing.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful place and gorgeous photos ~ sounds like a great time ~ thanks.

Wishing you a special week ~ ^_^

DJan said...

Magnificent shots, as usual. I especially love that translucent mushroom. :-)

likeschocolate said...

So perfectly captured. Lovely!

Lady Fi said...

A wonderful series of shots.

baili said...

Duluth is really worth visiting. Your hubby must be very energetic person.
Loved the beauty of this place revealed through your lenses

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I've never been to Minnesota but it looks beautiful.

theartofpuro said...

So beautiful :)

Findlay Wilde said...

That looks like a great place to visit one day.

Fun60 said...

What an interesting place. The sparkling waters would be my favourite part.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Well, at least your husband is able to skate in a pretty place. In that way, you can walk around and do your own thing ;0)

Breathtaking said...

A great series of shots. I have only visited Washington in the USA, but this looks like a great place to visit.:)

Mandy 'n' Justin said...

I love the fisheye look of the high school! Hilarious! And it looks fun! Also, I had no idea those piles of rocks were called cairns. Thanks for the insight! Looks like you had a great time in Minnesota! :)

Van B. said...

Canal park seems so lovely - I love the light house!

Lauren on Location said...

Looks like a really lovely place to visit! And so cool that your husband has been participating in the marathon all those years! What a tradition to have :D

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely images from your visit. I love the first lighthouse photo. Thank you for linking up and sharing you post! Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!

DUTA said...

Kudos to your husband for his participation in the Marathon, and Kudos to you for your excellent photos!
I also like to look both up and down; at the sky, trees, and architecture, and at the waters, pebbles, and flowers.

Powell River Books said...

They sure don't build high schools like that anymore. - Margy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful photos! I've never been there but it looks like a pretty place to visit! Hugs!

Anni said...

LOVE the 'fish-eye' image of the tower!!

Thanks so much for joining in with us birders this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'....it's always a pleasure.

Jeanne said...

Love Duluth area and hoping to come visit that part of the world next spring

Stewart M said...

Ah, local gin! What a treat!

Nice post.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Mona lisa said...

Excellent place and beautiful photographs ~ sounds like an incredible time..I particularly cherish that translucent mushroom...thanks for share...
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jeannettestgermain said...

Beautiful details of this area. Have been in Minnesota once, when it was 30 below! It's neat you take the trip each year! Many thanks for sharing your experience with ALL SEASONS!
Hope you have a photo of your hubby skating:) In Holland, my country of origin, ice skating is as important as soccer!

NC Sue said...

Beautiful shots.
Thankyou for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/10/springtime-memories.html