Saturday, June 27, 2015
LANDMARK CENTER, ST. PAUL
One of the historic buildings in downtown St. Paul was nearly razed a number of years ago but was saved by local preservation groups and has been converted into a great venue for such events as wedding receptions. It is only a few blocks from the Science Museum of Minnesota that we visited on our last trip to the Twin Cities, so we walked over to grab a few photos of this nicely restored Twin Cities landmark.
The building features a large--perhaps too large--central atrium.
I thought getting a shot of the massive skylight might be a good thing, but in fact the feature was simply too large and mundane.
One of the nice surprises was a musical instrument museum that was housed in the building, the Schubert Club Museum. Even better, the museum was free! The entry foyer for the museum featured a large "sculpture" comprised of several hundred musical instruments.
Following are a couple of architectural shots, one looking up inside a strange little alcove.
The other is of a side corridor on the main floor of the central atrium.
I thought this last shot worked well, actually.
Here are two additional shots of the exterior of the building. There did not seem to be any way to get a wide-angle shot. So the first is a look up; the second a reflection in the glass-clad building across the street.
Finally, I'm throwing in another shot of neighboring buildings that I thought worked well, particularly for the reflections.