Monday, November 10, 2008
400 31st Ave. N. Goes Down, Images And Anecdotes
Photos By John Hoff, except third from top is by "Patty Cake"
1.) Top, a champagne toast with "Patty Cake," Jeff Skrenes and "The Polish Lady" as 400 31st. Ave. N. goes down.
...The sunlight in the camera lens produced an interesting effect, a sort of "lavender aura." I've been taking many pictures for many years...I've never seen this before.
3.) Eating a Polish sausage with Jeff. I'm sure this picture will come back to haunt me. There is no good way to pose in a photo with a Polish sausage.
4.) "Patty Cake" views the massive hole from 400 31st Ave. N. The workmen didn't dig into the part of the yard where an old furnace is reportedly buried. There is no way to prove or disprove the legend. Maybe it is better to leave some things like that.
5.) Jeff talks to Gabe from 612 Authentic. Naturally, Jeff found a way to tie it all back to the mortgage crisis. Naturally.
6.) The Polish Lady's house in background, tree nursery in the middle, and the hole from 400 31st Ave. N. Personally, I think the City of Minneapolis should just expand the tree nursery over the former site of 400 31st Ave. N.
7.) Fixing a broken backhoe tread. The nasty, decrepit old building got in one last lick.