Thursday, July 24, 2008

Scenic Duluth- Minnesota

During our trip we stayed in Duluth overnight. I was quite surprised to learn that at one time it was home to more millionaires (per capita) than any other city in the world! This I could never have guessed- simply because when I think of cities with old world wealth-some place in Europe is what conjures up.

One of the most easily recognized monuments of the city is Arial Transfer Bridge -built in 1905 as a transfer bridge.

In 1929 the bridge was modified - the gondola was removed, the height of the top span increased and structural supports incorporated- into the present avatar.


Another gem in Duluth is Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, famous for it’s migratory hawk watch. In fact, Hawk Ridge (refer to Neela Asman shot from the observation point) is recognized by the Audubon Society. Hawk Ridge acts as a “funnel” for tens of thousands of migratory hawks, eagles and other birds of prey.

Though we missed the annual migratory flight, I was pleasantly surprised to catch him looking down with an attitude of “ I am lord of all I survey!”


I was awe struck by the magnitude of the Lake Superior –largest freshwater lake in the world- it would take 191 years for the rivers in the drainage basin to refill the lake!!


On the shores of lake...........

26 comments:

Dee Dee said...

Hi Sujata...I'm so happy you stopped by for a visit...I have really enjoyed looking at your post...just beautiful photographs...I learned something new...Lake Superior being largest fresh water lake in the world..I'll be back to visit again and please feel welcomed at my place...Good blessings ....Dee Dee

rahul said...

nice snaps!!

Indrani said...

Lake superior looks superior indeed. Great shots! You travel a lot.

Wendy said...

That's an interesting fact about the millionaires. There was be nice architecture from that era as well.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

I liked first and second photo...

Sujata said...

Welcome DeeDee, I am glad you enjoyed my post and the pictures. Looking forward to your future visits. :)

Thanks Rahul, I am glad you liked the picture.

Indrani, I agree with you Lake Superior does look superior. I love to travel, unfortunately I don’t get to travel as much as I would like too.

Welcome Wendy…I am pleased you stopped by. You are right there are very many beautiful homes with rich architectural details from that era in Duluth. Some of them have converted to Bed and Breakfasts!

Shrinidhi Arial Transfer Bridge does make a very good subject for the pictures. I am glad you liked the pictures.

Carletta said...

Beautiful photos!

Thanks for stopping by my place today.

Barbara said...

Hi! Sujata
Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting. Interesting to see pics of Duluth as I have known people from there.
Those sunrise pictures are superb. I takelots of sunsets but am not usually around for sun rises!
I will have to come back and take in more of your travels when my ocmputer is behaving itself.

Pecos Blue said...

Looks lovely. I miss green like that. True green.

flyingstars said...

WoW...some very beautifully captured shots...the view of the lake & the nature shots, all are splendid...lovely reading & viewing the pics...wonderful!

Anindita said...

I love the pictures! Each one has a story in itself! :)

Ash said...

Fascinating images, Sujata. I particularly loved the lighting in the second shot, and the framing of the fourth.

Julia Dutta said...

Wow!!!! :)))))

Freddy said...

wow! beautiful place and lovely photographs!
great info on duluth and lake superior! the photo of the lake is fantastic!, it looks like a sea!

Anu said...

Hi Sujata,
thanks for leaving a comment on my blog...
your blog is nice too.. lovely photos....
Anu

Mampi said...

Simply beautiful. I love the way you look at things - make them extraordinary with your camera.

Thanks for stopping by on my blog and commenting. I am linking you from my blog so I can reach you faster.
:)

Lakshmi said...

I feel like plucking those berries right away..awesome pics and some very interesting information..thanks for going to such places and sharing the information

Anonymous said...

lovely pics..- Subhamoy (itssubhamoy.blogspot.com)

sukku said...

Lovely pics...keep travelling and snapping more pics....have a great weekend ahead.

Sujata said...

Thanks Carletta. I am glad you enjoyed the pictures!


Hi Barbra,
Nice to meet you too. Thank you for visiting, please come back again.


Hi pecos blues
Thank for visiting.


Flyingstars…thanks!
I am glad you enjoyed the post. It is a beautiful place… I immensely enjoyed taking these pictures!


Hi anindita,
Tanks for visiting and appreciating the post…….please come back again.


Julia Dutta, Thanks!!!!
I am glad you liked the post! :-)

Sujata said...

Hi Freddy,
I agree with you, when we were at the shore it was hard to envision it t be a lake. It is gigantic in size!

Anu, I enjoyed your blog, nice stories.

Sujata said...

THANKS MAMPI……….. :-)))))))
I really appreciate it. It is such a validation!

Sujata said...

Lakshmi it is always a pleasure to read your comments. I really enjoy your blog too!

Subhmoy…thanks…. :-)


Welcome Back Suku!

I intend to travel.. as much as I can! :-)

Pecos Blue said...

I love the fox picture. Great shots.

Sujata said...

Thanks Pecos blue.

Pinku said...

awesome pics....u make me want to pack my bags right away