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A June 2006 trip to Minneapolis by Vicho

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Quote: This is not an empty USA city, it has a heart waiting to be discovered

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Hotel | "The Marquette Minneapolis-part 1"

The Marquette Minneapolis Photo, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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I was coming to Minneapolis for a job interview. The biggest fear was not the interview itself but the fact I had to spend night in Hilton hotel. I could only guess what is expecting me there as places like were in my mind just for empty posh people. And suddenly here I am. Successfully found the hotel from the nearest light rail station (just two blocks) still refusing to live posh life full of caviar and taxi. Funny dressed black man opened the door for me-as expected in such a place-but I want to believe that he would have done it for me anyways. Check in-all readily available-as ISO standard requires. It took just few seconds and I was not hello Madam but welcome Joanna, I hope you will have a ple...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 8, 2006

The Marquette Minneapolis
710 Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
(612) 333-4545

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Hotel

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I had two hours before the interview so I decided to have a quick look around the town after ironing my clothes with the hotel provided iron. I could have even washed my hair as the hairdryer is also provided. Before leaving I found the lunch area, with little snacks and drinks all day long. I grabbed some water and ran to explore the city. It took me a while to explain to the polite black guy at the entrance that I wanted to walk to the St. Anthon’s waterfalls. He knew nothing about them but managed to send me to the Mississippi river. During my trip I was trying to picture what you would be like. Living in the same hotel-guess not higher then me as that would be the roof, so are yo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 28, 2006

The Marquette Minneapolis
710 Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
(612) 333-4545

Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail

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Attraction | "Heritage trail around Hahawakpa"

Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail Photo, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Well, my dear, you really surprised me with your knowledge of history. I don’t know why I did not expect it? Perhaps I can surprise you by telling you about the heritage trail, in the heart of such a modern city as Minneapolis. This 2-mile trail is running on both banks of the river Mississippi, one of the largest rivers in the world. It is 2,350 miles long and its water sled covers 1,231,000 square miles and drains 32 American states and 2 Canadian provinces. People must have lived in this area some 12,000 years ago judged from a flaked stone spear point found here. At that time the waterfall would not have been here as it traveled up the stream as the river bottom corroded until 1870....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2006

Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
Saint Anthony Falls Historic District
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Photo, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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You did not ask me about my weaknesses. And I have them, you know. One of them is weak resistance to temptations. So when I saw a nice little church, off the heritage trail, I did not resist the temptation to do a little detour. Church with a long name, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church has also a long history. It is the oldest continuously used church in Minneapolis- for over 125 years. From outside you can clearly recognized two different types of architecture. Greek temple Lime stone style, used between 1854 and 1857 and the rest is work of Padua Parish Canadian community using the church 20 years later.There are many treasures hidden in this church. The reliquary on the side...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 8, 2006

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
One Lourdes Place
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
(612) 379 - 2259

Mall of America

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Attraction | "The Mall of America"

Mall of America Photo, Bloomington, Minnesota
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The dream of millions American is to come here and shop. I don’t like shopping at all. Nevertheless, knowing you might never have time to come here and see it, I went to see it so I can write you about it.The Mall of America is advertised as largest fully enclosed retail and family entertainment complex in United States. Well, it is big so you might need the information brochure available gratis at the entrance. This place has over 520 stores but opening hours from Monday to Saturday are only from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. This means you can not see it all in one day. If you decide to do your shopping here on Sunday, its open only from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. I really don’t understand such a s...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 8, 2006

Mall of America
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
(952) 883-8800