I realized around 6 PM the sun was actually shining. (Later in the evening I heard on TV that we have had a whole 6 hours of sunshine in the first 7 days of June, so that's why seeing sun became important!) I was out the door with the new shoes to take a walk along the river.
Here's are some river views. All the rain has produced beautiful greens everywhere.
|Harriett Island Park|
|Tour Boats Along Harriett Island|
|University of Minnesota Show Boat|
In the center is the First National Bank building. It has a different name now, but that's the name that I'll always use. The Wabasha Avenue bridge is also reflected in the river.
Today the floats along the observation platform are floating level.
Above is how the floats looked as the result of the 2012 summer drought.
I found the fountain at Upper Landing Park in operation. The video below show the fountain as I climbed up from the river level to the plaza. I've never seen an official description of this fountain, but to my mind, it represents the grain that was moved and loaded from the nearby elevator tower for many years.
(Sorry, I forgot I had the camera turned vertical. This video will look better if you turn your computer on a right angle.)