Julie and I recently went on a much needed surprise date night. As part of that adventure, Julie and I took a trip to the Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Minneapolis. As the sun was going down, the light was perfect for shooting pictures of a Minneapolis Sunset in January. The subzero temperatures made the air crisp and clear, and the city looked beautiful on a frigid January evening. We didn’t stay long (we were too cold), but I was able to take some good shots before literally running back to the car to warm up!
St. Anthony Falls at Sunset
There is nothing like the power of a river, especially at significant features like rapids or a falls. The spray coats and freezes in the cold January air. Once the focus of industry along the river, the Mississippi spills over the St. Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis. The St. Anthony Lock allowed shipping and navigation to the north, but it was permanently closed two summers ago. Historic grain mills continue stand guard over the mighty Mississippi River, but now they contain museums, office spaces and condos. Change, like beauty, is all around us.
Shadows of Civilization
Buildings take on a unique character as the sun sinks low.
What happens next?
By the time I took the last picture, my hands were stinging from the cold temperatures and the wind. We ran back to the car to warm up. The night was not over! For more what happened next, check out the Surprise Date Night Adventure story.
Remember, adventures do not need to cost a lot, but the memories made are priceless. Get out there and experience it for yourself. Beauty is all around us!