Category Archive: North America

Picture Postcard – Knoxville Tennessee

I’m not sure where this guy thinks he’s going. Artist David Phelps created “The Oarsman” in downtown Knoxville as his first public commission. The City of Knoxville Public Art Committee’s website refers to… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Washington DC

All eyes will be on Washington DC for the next few weeks. I’ve traveled to the US Capitol several times to petition lawmakers on behalf of road safety legislation and funding, more specifically… Continue reading

Big Walls in Chicago

I started spotting some interesting murals while riding the El train from the airport going into downtown Chicago’s Loop.     The next day as we stopped for coffee, I glimpsed Chi Boy… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Austin Texas

Street art is a fleeting thing.  Mujer Fatale by Shepard Fairey has long-since disappeared from the wall outside Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. Piece by piece and shred by shred it departed so now… Continue reading

Calm Waters – WPC:H2O

For the  Weekly Photo Challenge subject of H2O I am once again spending time at Lake Calhoun / Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis. The leaves are changing colors. The boats are slowly disappearing… Continue reading

Cycle Art Tour – Chicago’s Bronzeville Neighborhood

Want to cycle around Chicago’s historic south side on an art tour? Thanks to the Major Taylor Cycling Club of Chicago that’s how I spent part of my Labor Day weekend. Chicago was… Continue reading

The Summer is Ending

I’ve been feeling very nostalgic as the summer winds down and we get ready to leave Minneapolis for parts unknown.     There is something about the sun setting on the lake that… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Anchorage Alaska

The winter nights get long in Alaska. Or so it seems by the entries in this public art display of Wild Salmon on Parade back in 2007. Having just finished a bike tour… Continue reading

The Quest for Knowledge

My quest for knowledge led me on a journey to the downtown St Paul Library.     Exploring each nook in this classic building brought new discoveries.       But it wasn’t… Continue reading

Dark 2 Dawn – A Bike Ride Through Black History

“Was your master a righteous man?” “He owned negroes, how righteous could he be?” History came alive in the early morning hours at Fort Snelling as the bike tour met Dred Scott, an… Continue reading