Tuesday, October 17, 2006

More Minnesota views

Country people in northern Minnesota obviously have a sense of humor. In case you can't see the detail in this picture, next to the sign saying "Scenic View" stant two wooden figures looking at the lake (titled, "Hooch Lake") which includes a nude manekin sunbathing in a boat. On the right is a row of fake houses.








A few miles down the road in the village of Akeley we came upon a statue of Paul Bunyon, whose statue also appears in nearby Bemidji.













People up here like hot sauce, which must help them stay warm during the long, cold winters.










Like Prairie Bluestem, I love seeing old barns and country structures, in whose weathered forms we can deduce something of the spirit of those who built them.










The cupola on this house makes me think it might have once been a school.












A few miles farther down the road we came upon a most unusual gas station, complete with a pink cadillac parked in front.
See my next post for more...

1 comment:

Genevieve said...

Those are some great heartland photos. I loved every one of them! Thanks for posting them. It made me want to take a road trip!