I am so happy that my parent’s wedding pictures are mostly in black and white. The pictures are in perfect condition. Most of the color photos that were taken that same day have faded color and detail.
This picture is one of my favorites. They have been married for 60 years.
The upper stories are residential and the lower are retail. The shop with the lights on has been vacant for years as has space to the right in the photo. One of my favorite historic buildings on West 7th street in St. Paul.
Historic building – West 7th Rocha building
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.
Blair Arcade building
There are so many pictures to look at when I look at the historic Blair Arcade building on Selby and Western.
The black blob in the photo is a pigeon that I did not see when I took the shot. This building houses Bruegger’s bagels and Candy Land in downtown St. Paul. Next time you stop by Candy Land look up, but also watch out for pigeons.
Some bricks and some blocks too.