The light pole cozies are part of an art project. I kind of liked this one because it was so colorful and all. They do give downtown a kind of festive air.
I more or less missed the Saint Paul Winter Carnival this year partly because of the weather. I got this shot after it was all over and as construction workers arrived to dismantle the ice castle. There is always next year.
Winter can be photogenic.
The steam is from the power plant is Just like a big cloud, it casts a shadow over the neighborhood. When the sun sets the plume turns yellow and orange and pink as the sunsets. Yea I know I don’t get out much when it is below zero.