Featuring personal photos of the Lake Minnetonka Area and things of interest to the author.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
A window on Water Street
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Numbers on the skids.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Big Island and Back Cross Country Ski Race
Note: Big Island was not to be a part of the race. I do not know the complete details, just that the open water was an obvious danger. I arrived at the start as the instructions were being called out to the participants. An alternative course had been mapped for a 7 kilometer race. It involved a few circles at the midpoint in order to achieve the distance. That's all water under the bridge. But it is February. The C.C. Ski race to Big Island and back never made it out of St.Alban's Bay. I watched as a throng of about 150 skiers shooshed and shuffled to circumnavigate the shoreline of St. Albans Bay. The sun was high and snow blindess effected my photographic abilities (Glaucoma and all that rot).
Friday, February 06, 2015
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Monday, February 02, 2015
Kowalskis on Waterstreet Excelsior Illustrated
It was once Mason Auto. Inside Masons there were signs touting it as one of the top award winning GM dealerships in the country. I remember this because my wife’s vehicle was serviced there and she enjoyed their service.
Mason Motors is gone now. And after some wrangling the empty lot will be filled again. The prime attraction will be Kowalski's Groceries.
One has an insight into the marketing approach of Kowlskis when you look carefully at the artist rendering. The cars in the parking lot all seem to be small, compact vehicles with no luxory SUVs. Does this foreshadow a youth marketing orientation or simply the illustrator’s vision.
Note: Also,the illustrator envisions a half-full lot. One must assume this was a conscious decision. The illustrator, no doubt, is envisioning a Kowlaskis with a fair percentage of walking or bicycling customers. As an artist I can say I have done these illustrations and they are considerations.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
My gridiron career was brief
I am posting this as a Superbowl Sunday post. Enjoy the football game, I lean toward the Seahawks but I am a weak football fan. This photo of the "barefoot boys of football" was taken in circa 1961. It was early in my yute I discovered that I was not a top prospect for football.