Beautiful Skyline Photo

Minneapolis Skyline - A shot of Downtown Minneapolis Minnesota on a Januray night snowstorm.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
February 6, 2009 3:45pm CST
I live a few miles from Downtown Minneapolis and drive through it each night as I go to pick my wife up from work. This shot was taken late January after 9 p.m. during a snowstorm. The building with the white lights on top is the IDS Center. It is the tallest building with 52 floors of office space etc. I love this shot. Minneapolis has about 350,000 people living it. I live 12 miles North of Downtown in a city of 60,000. I love ebing in suburbia away from the crime and all the traffic jams etc. Do you live in a lrge city? A suburb of a large city? A rural area? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
6 Feb 09
The city has about 285000 people give or take and we live on the outskirts with population of 25000 give or take. We live about 20 minutes I guess from town. When I was little my aunt and uncle lived out here where I do now and we lived in town and to come visit them we would be going to the country. Needless to say the city has moved out here and it still moving out this way.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Same with Minneapolis area. 30 years ago the area I live in was mostly horse and cow farms. Now the suburbs are stretched out nearly 30 miles from the heart of Downtown. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Where I live it's about 18000....nice size community!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Thanks Jill. I was guessing about 25,000. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
6 Feb 09
I suppose it's classified as rural...though albert lea is the biggest town in the county and also the county seat...I love this size...big enough to have all the ammenities but small town feeling.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Feb 09
I have never checked on what the population is down there. Would you care to share that info here? Hee hee! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
7 Feb 09
I live close to a larger city, Charlotte, about 15 miles from me, and close to a smaller city, so I have the best of both worlds. If I had to choose, it would be the smaller city. I appreciate all that Charlotte has to offer, but I don't like the traffic and crime that come along with it. We have plenty of shopping, rest. theaters etc. in our little town. Blessings Marilyn
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Do you ever get to any NASCAR races? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
7 Feb 09
I have been to one, not much of a fan. My hubby makes up for both of us, but he would rather watch on TV, you can see it much better. If you get tickets you can afford you can't see, they are so expensive. Now if you and the Mrs ever want to come, you would be very welcome to stay with us, we are 10 minutes from the track. Blessings Marilyn
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@BarBaraPrz (22532)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Feb 09
I guess Hamilton is classified as a medium-size city. I live "on the mountain" as opposed to the "lower city," in an old part of town that was the northern terminal of the underground railroad, no less.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Feb 09
My wife and I many moons ago live on the edge of the Aridondack Mountains. Loved the snowy weather in the mountains a lot too. I miss that area and the tons of snow each winter. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@BarBaraPrz (22532)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Feb 09
Well, "Mount Hamilton" isn't really much of a mountain. Mostly it's where the ice-age glaciers came to a screeching halt and turned around and went home. Maybe you've heard of the Niagara Escarpment?
@dragon54u (31651)
• United States
7 Feb 09
That's a lovely photo! I can't photograph snow with my digital camera--or so I thought. My son told me yesterday that my camera has all kinds of different settings! I'll have to look up the manual online. I live in a city of 150,000 more or less so I guess it's a small city. We have no skyscrapers but our downtown and much of the city is full of beautiful old buildings that are 50-100+ years old. Of course we have a lot of modern stores and such but I love the mix of new and old. I live about 3/4 mile from downtown in a nice urban neighborhood of old houses and soaring trees.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Yeah all digitals have a LOT of various settings for various types of settings etc. I played with mine for months before I got really good at the settings etc on it. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
7 Feb 09
Hi GRANDPA BOB, That looks so preety with the lights of the offices on, I live in the country in the south south east of England and we have a small town and we don't get those horrid traffic jams like you don in London, it is quite here and neighbours are friendly not like London where no one wants to know. I love where I live. Tamara
• United States
12 Feb 09
I would love to see your town. The tallest building in our town is in the process of being build which will be 8 stories. It is the new hospital and will be opened at the end of this year or beginning of next year.
@ersmommy1 (12598)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I live in a suburb of St.Louis. St. Louis lies at the heart of Greater St. Louis, a region of nearly three million people in both Missouri and Illinois. Large city for me. More to do. More to see.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Hi Grandpa Bob! That is a beautiful skyline indeed! I live in a small city with a population of 267,000. It is a beautiful city and have been home to me for the longest time. Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Very nice photo..The night effect makes it look really neat...We live right outside of our city...but it isn't as big as yours....
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I live about 15 minutes from a large city of Louisville, Ky. I find it to be just about the right distance from where I can go anywhere I want without being to far of a drive. I wouldn't want to live in Louisville the large city, but a suburb of the city is fine. If it wasn't such a distance to drive to get anywhere, I would much rather be in the country.
@cynthiann (18618)
• Jamaica
8 Feb 09
I just love this shot. There is something thrilling about lights from a city. I live in a small mountainous Island and it is also wonderful to be up high looking down on one of our two cities! I enjoy just watching the lights below. Where I live is high enough just to catch a glimpse of the ocean and a few lights. 'So it is very quiet and I love where I live. Thank you so much for showing us this wonderful photograph.
@savak03 (6676)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I live in a small town in the mountains. Sometimes when I am driving at night I will look out over a valley that has a town in it and the lights are beautiful. I really love to come upon some large city from above them and see all the lights lit up.
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Great photo! I remember seing that building when I was there last year. My aunt lives just outside of Minneapolis. I live about 40 miles west of Chicago. The population here is 94,487. Just a few miles west of us is all country. Lots of land and corn fields.
@ElicBxn (60951)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I live not too far from the edge of Austin, a large city. the population in 2007, according to wikipedia was 743,074. Austin has no incorporated cities inside if it, and at this point, is almost trapped between other incorporated towns. I consider the area I live in as suburban since I'm not in the core of the city. If I walk to the end of the street there's a large field. Now, unlike Houston, I know of no fields with cattle or horses inside the city limits that is not designated like a stable or something. Houston and San Antonio as well as Dallas have swollowed up incorporated areas, in Austin the neighboring suburbs are growing too fast themselves to permit Austin to take them over.
@AmbiePam (50943)
• United States
7 Feb 09
That is so so pretty. You have a great eye for beauty!
@maezee (37029)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I agree with you. Downtown Minneapolis is incredibly gorgeous, and even moreso at night. I personally love Minneapolis. I live about two minutes from downtown and I try to take advantage of everything it has to offer. Although I have never been to "big" big cities like New York & San Francisco, I consider Minneapolis to be a big city. We deal with all of the problems that big cities face, including public education issues, crime, traffic, and so on.. But we also have the advantage of living in a city where we'll never ever get bored. http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w281/maezeetrash/yuwie6.gif http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w281/maezeetrash/yuwie7.jpg (pictures! i haven't reached the official "500" mark, so paste these in you address bars!)
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Hi Grandpa Bob! Wow! What a beautiful view! It looks so much like the City of White Plains which is the next large city up from Yonkers where I live in NY! If you didn't tell me where it was they could be twins! Wow! I didn't realize how different it is where you live from the actual city! I think I'd definitely rather live where you are away from the city! I live in a big city, but more of a suburbs of it! There isn't nearly as much crime and at least my apartment complex is only two story apartments so we have a porch and a little bit of grass and lots of trees so it doesn't feel so much like a big city!