Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Black and White Wednesdays - Around the Town

Greetings!  I'm joining Adrienne's


 Once you stray from colors, the heart and soul of a place shines, unmistakably.

Lucky for me a short 25 mile drive in any direction from my own driveway offers a delicatessen of neighborhoods waiting to be devoured.

Going southeast there's Northfield, where the Cannon River runs through it.

Driving directly east with a touch of north, I'd be in Hastings, where the Mississippi River runs through town. 

But if I were to drive about 34.8 miles north I'd be at historic Prospect Park, a Minneapolis neighborhood within the university community which features the one and only famous

Witch's Hat Water Tower.

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." -Ansel Adams

Did you catch the tower smiling back?

Funny thing, today was a black and white kind of day.

Oddly enough, this water tower sits high up on a hill, and even standing right next to the very base of it you'll enjoy the panoramic views of Minneapolis.

Believe it or not, this house is directly across the street from the Witch's Hat and even though it appears abandoned, it's not, a family lives there.

Looking west from the base of the Witch's Hat.

"The single most important component of a camera
 is the twelve inches behind it."
Ansel Adams

Thanks for joining me in "Around the Town" post.


TexWisGirl said...

the tower is pretty cool. the house is rather spooky! loved the trees with the basket thingys in them!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Love the is intriguing in black and white. The house? SPOOKY!

Pat said...

Beautiful photos!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Wonderful trees! I love these exquisite pictures !! High quality B & N!

Lois said...

Wonderful collection of pictures! I do see the tower smiling back and that house is such a great find. It almost looks haunted!

abrianna said...

wonderful black and whites. I could see how that could be a fun place to grow up...or maybe they are renovating it? Still that house and the witches hat tower are wonderful.

Cloudia said...

You are really good at B&W!

ALOHA from Honolulu

Nicola SeaThreePeeO Carpenter said...

wonderful pictures. What are those things hanging from the tree?

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoyed the Around Town. Delicatessen to be devoured, eh?

Felicia said...

wonderful views and they look great in b&w.

the witch hat tower is pretty cool.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice spot for Halloween!

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Very nice, are they yours? Witch's Hat that sounds as neat as it looks! I adore Ansel Adams!

Jeanie said...

I love the black and white -- these have such a mood. Very nice, Karen.

Debbie said...

gorgeous trees....and a very cool looking tower!!!

The Padre said...

Epic Black & White Shots!! Thanx for roaming around your town and snapping this off. Cheers

NatureFootstep said...

cool. That was some strange tree decorations :)

Adrienne said...

People think I'm nuts - but it's for this reason that I love winter....all those cool tree limbs squiggling every which way!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Good blogging idea, drive approximately 25, 50 etc miles to the north, east, south and west and see where you end up. Noted down!