I spent most of last Friday in Winona Minnesota helping a college professor find temporary housing. I love Winona. I went to school there for a year. The downtown area has so many lovely antique buildings. I just had to stop and look up.
For a time there was a sign in the window that said “The Irish are coming” and the grey trim was painted red. The suite was vacant for some time before the Parlour moved in and restored the trim to its original color. Thanks. The red was pretty but it felt like vandalism.
I tend to walk outside in the winter because it is too warm in the skyways when I am wearing goose down and Thinsulate. Now that it is warmer out I have been walking through them because it is cooler and finding all sorts of artwork.
Just an excuse to photograph a bright red train engine and some downtown buildings.
I know it is spring when I see opened windows.
Limestone was used for building in the early days of St. Paul. It is plentiful on the river bluffs. This is part of the wall near the top of the Ramsey Hill. If you look along the sidewalk there are pieces of the wall here and there.