Always fun to photograph the Xcel center at night. In St. Paul of course.
I took this last weekend on my way home from “Hocktoberfest” on West 7th. I like the way the fall leaves look when the street lights shine on them at night.
Once upon a time, like back in 2010 there used to be fireworks in St. Paul to celebrate the 4th of July. The pyrotechnics were launched over the river and people could see them from the parks and the nearby bridges.
That was before a ballpark was built in downtown St. Paul on the lowest piece of land in the city. Now the fireworks are hidden where few can see and enjoy them as they rise up out of the ballpark and are blocked by the downtown buildings.
Never have so few enjoyed public fireworks in St. Paul, and all because we have a downtown ballpark. The river has always been more beautiful and more accessible to more people than the little downtown ballpark and will be there long after the park is gone and replaced with something else.
I’ll be back to get some more pictures of the tree in front of the union depot in St. Paul. It does look better when it is surrounded by snow.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas too.
The lights look the best in the snow. I’ll likely go back when there is some snow on the ground and take some more pictures. Rice Park is in downtown St. Paul and is the center of several events including the Winter Carnival which is held in January.
It has been a tradition for me to photograph the holiday lights in Downtown St. Paul on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. At Sunrise I have the streets to myself.
This is downtown looking from North West to South East on a quiet Sunday morning.