Day 69

A great canvas for murals

June 3rd, 2010

A section of Hiawatha Ave in Minneapolis is lined with grain elevators. I think I saw only one other mural though.


  1. Jason Eppink says:

    This is very atypical of the aesthetic I would expect in Minnesota! I love the almost mystical Victorian (alchemical?) quality.

  2. Luther says:

    I’ve been following your journey since the Star Tribune ran the AP story about you last week. I am so thrilled that you walked right through my neighborhood yesterday. Those grain elevators are about 5 blocks from my house. I wish I would have known, would be nice to great you in person! Enjoy your stay in the great city of Minneapolis and safe travels on the rest of your journey!

  3. Sandy says:

    I’m so glad you did walk by the Hiawatha elevators! When you mentioned grain elevators in another post, I immediately thought that you need to see these. They’re a wonderful Minneapolis landmark!

  4. Beth says:

    Ack, I live right near there! The light rail runs up Hiawatha (as you likely know by now) and I live pretty close to 46th St. station ( but on the St. Paul side)

    I’m in Winona now, but I’ll stay tuned to the blog. Maybe our paths will meet!

  5. Greg says:

    This is also right by my house! I just found this site three days ago, and was excited that you would be coming towards Minneapolis, but figured you’d keep to the suburbs, but you are RIGHT IN MY BACKYARD!! Hopefully you are being treated well while in town, and I’ll keep an eye out for you as I wander around. This is an awesome thing you are doing. AWESOME!

  6. Emily says:

    I grew up in the Twin Cities and I look for these during the approach every time I fly back in. My mom works at Roosevelt High School right down the road :)

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