Sunday, April 21, 2013
A spring visit to see Brynne in St Paul-Minneapolis; Kent & Brynne on her balcony:
Blue Door Longfellow, the S Minneapolis branch of the Blue Door Pub, home of the "Juicy Blucy." What's a Juicy Blucy? There are many versions, but the original is the flagship burger (born in St Paul): bleu cheese and finely chopped garlic stuffed into a half-pound of Angus beef.
Time to walk off the burger at the American Swedish Institute, starting in the Nelson Cultural Center:
Opened in June 2012, it is the visitors center for the Institute.
A sign at the gallery hall:
How to make a birchwood plaque:
03 to 1908 in French Chateauesque-style, designed by architects Christopher Boehme and Victor Cordella, for Swan and Christina Turnblad. Swan Turnblad, a printer, immigrated from Sweden in 1868 and established the largest Swedish-language newspaper in the U.S., the Svenska Amerikanska Posten. The Turnblads and their daughter Lillian lived in the mansion until 1929, when they donated it and other property to the American Swedish Institute.
The den with a Moorish lamp and ceiling:
The Rococo Revival-style chandelier and ceiling in the salon:
The lower level once held the billiard room, cold storage, laundry and a wine cellar. Now the Benson Gallery has photographs and kids are encouraged to look closely through a scavenger-hunt type game: