Pete's Stuff


Found, on West River Road at the Greenway underpass. Within full view of thousands of commuters.

Click on the photo for a high resolution version.

I guess it was for Augustus :)

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Nothing says a great place to live like a community art project! (Well, maybe there's other things.) For some time now I've been aware of various murals in the Twin Cities, usually seeing them out the corner of my eye while driving past. Some of them are carefully planned, possibly commissioned works, others are obviously amateur, and of course there's always the kind made with spray paint. I remember one that used to be on the back side of a building in Dinkytown, painted by Heart of the Earth students in 1997. That building is no longer there; it's been converted into a contract parking lot by the irresistable expansion of the U of M. So I thought it would be fun, and perhaps timely, to start recording some of these walls in high resolution, taking multiple frames and using photo stitching software.

Presented: one for Longfellow, and one for Seward.

Click through for comments and larger versions, including the browser busters.


Art Along the Greenway

The Minneapolis Midtown Greenway is a fairly new bike trail that runs right through the middle of the city on an old railroad grade. As you head towards the river in the Seward neighborhood, where the trail abuts a series of industrial/commercial buildings, you'll see this off to your left:

So you keep going for while, and there's more:

Nope, not done yet!

There has to be at least a hundred feet of wall, that's decorated up as high as a person can reach, and higher in some places. Click through to see closeups of some creatures, a medium-sized version of the panorama, or even a very large version (28,000 by 1100 px) if you dare.