London, Milan?? No… Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Minneapolis Warehouse District received its name from the city’s shipping hub years.  The streets are oriented to be parallel to the river, which means they run at a 45-degree angle.  For most of its history, this was an industrial area containing numerous warehouses and factories.

Minneapolis Warehouse District Map

The warehouses that characterize the district are mostly six to eight stories high, and about 62 structures on seven square blocks contribute to the district. These warehouses were used for wholesale and storage of goods related to milling and manufacturing.

 In the 1980s, the Warehouse District was the epicenter of the Minneapolis art scene until the area’s buildings became more commercially desirable in the 1990s. At its peak, the Wyman Building, 400 First Avenue North, was home to more than twenty contemporary art galleries. For more information on the businesses in this area, please visit this site mplswarehouse.com.

Dan and I only walked a few blocks in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis and were quite intrigued by all the colors, textures, and the history in these few blocks.  There is a plethora of images to capture from architecture to street life… If ever in the area, I would highly recommend grabbing your camera and feel the attraction and the beauty that lies in this area.  I hope to be visiting this area again this year.

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9 thoughts on “London, Milan?? No… Minneapolis, Minnesota

  1. This was a great short time spent in only a few blocks. I look forward to heading back here someday soon with you. You always have a unique and varied perspective on each scene we encouter. Nice processing on a great series of photos honey.

  2. Joe says:

    All I can say is WOW Cynthia, I absolutely love your work !

  3. These are wonderful… every single one. Take me with you next time.

  4. MikeP says:

    Love your exploration of the area… your brick heart was a great find that many would have overlooked.

  5. Brett says:

    This looks like a great place for photographers. The retro Runyon’s neon sign is very cool and nicely captured in your photo.

  6. lcorbs7 says:

    Your work is so unique, and organized beautifully! Teach me your ways!! haha

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