My Minneapolis

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‘This series of photographs is meant to represent my view on Minneapolis as a whole. I began by biking all over Minneapolis and taking pictures of things that caught my eye or spoke to me in some unique way.’
“I’ve had my LAKE STREET PRIDE for three decades
These alley-ways and these street lights have seen my best days
Before I was a germ learnin how to misbehave
All the way to the grave, SOUTHSIDE is my resting place
Took a right on Lyndale, I’m getting near
But then the roads became empty and the people disappeared
The clouds ran away, opened up the sky
And one by one I watched every constellation die
And there I was frozen standing in my back yard
Face to face, eye to eye, staring at the last star.”

“Always Coming Back Home To You” ~Atmosphere


I’ve lived in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis my entire life,
and over time I’ve learned to appreciate every little unique detail
about it. It is an incredibly diverse, artistic, liberal area in the
South side of Minneapolis. I love Minneapolis for the people, the
places, the sense of community, the diversity, the art, the lakes, the
trees, the bikes, and all of the progressive ideas within it. This
series of photographs is meant to represent my view on Minneapolis as
a whole. I began by biking all over Minneapolis and taking pictures of
things that caught my eye or spoke to me in some unique way. My
objective is for viewers to see the little things that make a big city
great.

Photos by Tanya Schmid 2006