Posts Tagged ‘Saint Paul’

Manhole Covers of Saint Paul

Posted: September 25, 2017 in manhole covers
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For me, one of the most exciting aspects of visiting a new city is discovering its manhole covers. It feels a little bit like treasure hunting, except in this case what I’m looking for is hidden in plain sight. Here’s what I found on my trip to Saint Paul.

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Saint Paul is an easy city to like. It’s comfortable for pedestrians and interesting sights abound. Here is a sampling of art and architecture around Saint Paul, with a dash of Peanuts characters.

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Charles Schulz, creator of Charlie Brown, was a native of Saint Paul. The city commemorates the Peanuts characters at Landmark Plaza, a downtown park.

The state capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul is situated on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. I recently visited Saint Paul for the first time, to attend the National Walking Summit.

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By and large, the downtown is very walkable and interesting architecture abounds.

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If there was anything lacking, it was not seeing many people walking around. When rush hour hits, the office workers get into their cars and flee into some other part of the city or state.

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Saint Paul is implementkng some innovative transportation policies, such as separated bicycle lanes (also known as cycletracks) so I hope this draws in additional residents and visitors to the city.

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