Downtown St. Paul – the old and the new

I think I missed a photo challenge.  There was one recently with something like this as the theme. Well, I’m doing it late I guess but I took some photos of downtown and I wanted to share. So, here is what would have been my entry for that challenge.  Enjoy!

The old Landmark Center and the newer Travelers building:

The old St. Paul Hotel and the newer Lawson building:

The old St. Paul Hotel and a newer building, maybe part of the hotel? I should know this.

Two older buildings, one newer one, the fountain in Rice Park:

The old and closed Macy’s, which was Marshall Field’s before that and Dayton’s before that; the newer Wells Fargo building:

And one last one, from the park bench where I rested with the old Landmark Center in the background:

You might also like three other posts of St. Paul.  A review I did of the St. Paul Grill where we celebrated our anniversary and another that has more photos of downtown St. Paul.  And here’s one more of the skyways in downtown St. Paul.

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20 responses to “Downtown St. Paul – the old and the new

  1. Very nice combination of old and new. I think it was Marianne’s Ancient and Modern photo challenge you are thinking of. I still haven’t been able to come up with anything for that yet! I like the downtown of St. Paul. It seems really interesting! :-)

  2. Jueseppi B.

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™.

  3. I love the architecture of the buildings of downtown St. Paul. It is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi Tobyo

    Sorry for the confusion! I always post the CBBH Photo Challenge on the FIRST OF THE MONTH – so people have a whole month to think about their entries :)

    You didn’t miss it – your timing is perfect!

    Love your photos – my favourite is the first one. I love the way the new building is peering up from behind the old one – saying “Me, me – I’m here, too!”.

    Glad that Cathy was able to help you out. She’s lovely, isn’t she? :)

    Have a great weekend,
    Marianne

  5. I’m here reading and waving my arm about- “I know where it is”! Aren’t we a helpful lot, us bloggers. :)
    Thanks for reminding me of Marianne’s challenge. I’m looking for something special. Well, I will be when I get round to it. I love your mix of old and new. :)

    • heh, I had a major brain fart is all! glad it ended well. we are helpful bloggers indeed. I’m sure you will come up with something great for this challenge! thanks for stopping by!

  6. Thanks for the tour. I need to venture your way when it is not winter. Take care, BTG

  7. Sonel

    Great architecture and shots! :D

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