This is just another view of the ice palace in Rice Park. it is likely gone by the tie this is posted. It is bitterly cold outside but the days are longer and the sun is warmer and is starting to eat away at those ice blocks.
I take this picture every year. They change the course and the lights so that it always looks spectacular but never quite the same.
The Minnesota State Capital building is always fun to photograph but it looks the best at dawn and during the blue hour on a Sunday when there are no cars in the way.
Nothing blinking or making noise just some wreaths, garland and red bows. Happy Holidays
You might recognize at least the top of this building. The Walgreen’s that was just across the street on Wabasha has moved in. The upper floors will be skating rinks for the Minnesota Wild, and I think there will be or is a coffee shop in the building too. I plan to go inside sometime soon.
The apartments rented out but the retail space is vacant. I know that at one point there was a carriage dealer and then a horseless carriage dealer in the building. In my own lifetime have seen many businesses come and go. A coffee shop, an antique store, and many more.
The building is located on West 7th Street in St. Paul between Walnut and Chestnut street. Just across the street from what used to be a Dairy Queen.