Usually Rice park lights get turned on after thanksgiving but not this year. They lit it all up last weekend and I missed it. I am just guessing that the tree lighting and fireworks looked just like they did when I took this photo in 2014. The photos I have taken in Rice Park over the years are my most stolen photographs.
All decorated for the holidays. The park is on Kellogg Blvd. downtown right on the river bluff. A great place to view the sunrise especially now that a couple of the street lights are broken.
Just a different angle. The Union Depot is behind me and the tree is in front of me. Another shot from last weeks tree lighting.
I like to photograph the holiday lights when there is some light in the sky. Daylight gives it all context and we can see the beautiful urban setting that Rice Park is in the center of the the gorgeous trees. However . . am not a fan of the brightly colored trash cans and all the signs but they are also a part of city life.
From last weekend lighting of the holiday tree in Rice Park downtown St. Paul. . . they have fireworks too!
Bentleyville – the light display in the waterfront park in Duluth Minnesota. It has been closed for three days because the severe brutal cold makes it dangerous to go outside. We saw this when temperatures were above zero and in the teens. it is quite a sight and too large to get into a single photograph. If you go bring your camera and some warm clothes.