Minneapolis from the Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis Minnesota downtown photograph

This shiny view of downtown Minneapolis can be had from a spot near the windows in the coffee shop on the 5th floor of the Guthrie Theater, on First Avenue by the river. It’s a place where you can kick back, gaze out of some big glass and feel like you’re a part of the city, but a bit detached.

The current Guthrie was completed in 2006 and is hands down the coolest building in town.

SmugMug and SEO: crickets chirping

Like many photographers, I have a SmugMug gallery, hooked to Google Analytics (GA) for hit tracking. My photos have keywords and descriptions, in the hope that they turn up in Google searches like “Minneapolis photography” or “Minnesota birds”.  

And for well over a year, GA consistently told me I’m seen less often than Bigfoot.  Basically, it’s crickets. 

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North End of the Stone Arch bridge

Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge, a landmark

On the bank of the Mississippi, at the north end of the Stone Arch Bridge, right down at the water’s edge.

You can still get to this spot but it’s a bit dodgy these days. There’s no trail leading to it, you have to sort of go where you’re not supposed to, and climb down from the road up above. Empty bottles laying around tell you you’re not the first. My future challenge is to get here late in the evening when downtown is lit up.