St. Paul at Sunset and Night

Having living at Twin City areas for over 20 years, I have never really paid attention on one of the twins – St. Paul.

Here is brief information:

Saint Paul (abbreviated St. Paul) is the capital of the U.S. state of Minnesota. It is the county seat of Ramsey County, the state’s smallest and most densely populated county. As of 2019, its estimated population was 308,096, making it the 63rd-largest city in the United States and the 11th-most populous in the Midwest. Most of the city lies east of the Mississippi River at the confluence with the Minnesota River. The city, together with Minneapolis, are known as the “Twin Cities”. They are the core of Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, home to over 3.6 million and the third-largest in the Midwest.

The past Thanksgiving long weekend gave me a chance to take a close look at St. Paul, and enjoy its unique beauty, especially at sunset and night.

I captured the sunlight across the gaps between skyscrapers at downtown St. Paul.

Sunset at downtown St. Paul

and the car tracks on the highways across downtown during blue hour.

Downtown St. Paul at blue hour

Then I captured the light reflections on Mississippi River from downtown St. Paul at night.

Downtown St. Paul at night

For the very first time I saw the state capitol building glowing at night.

State capital building glowing at night

The night photo tour around St. Paul ended on 6 pm with a new learning and experience.

You pick it!

10 thoughts on “St. Paul at Sunset and Night

  1. Hello Yan. I appreciate your Minneapolis insights. I have a connection with the city as I got my BA from University of Minnesota a long time ago. I took art classes at the Walker Art Center which I admired greatly. Fast forward to the late 1990s or early 2000s, I went to Minneapolis on a business trip. I decided I wanted to go back to visit the Walker Art Center. As I was wandering around the downtown area, I asked where it was as I was not able to find it. The person who responded said “It’s on the other side of the freeway and be sure to take time for the Sculpture Garden.” Of course when I was there, the freeway did not exist. I was blown away with the sculpture garden as it was completely new to me. Thank you for helping me relive some past life treasures. Keep going with yours insights.

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