We recently went to the St. Paul Irish Fair again (my last post on it is here: St. Paul Irish Fair) and I took a bunch of pictures. We were there fairly early so it wasn’t too crowded yet, but we did get to see some bagpipes players and some great views of St. Paul again.
This shows part of the fairgrounds and the massive St. Paul Cathedral on the horizon.
These Border Collies had just finished herding some sheep for a demonstration, and were now keeping a wary eye on each other.
The fair is held on Harriet Island, (not actually an island, but it does border the Mississippi River) with a dock that has great views of the St. Paul Skyline. I ended up taking several pictures from there.
Here you can see the sandstone bluffs that St. Paul is built on. There is a huge maze of tunnels under the city, where hand-carved tunnels intersect with brick tunnels and go out in every direction. I think one of them actually comes out under the bridge there.
This is the Science Museum of Minnesota. I actually found an interesting effect…this picture, I took right on the bank of the river, looking across to the museum. The next picture, I took awhile further back, but with the same amount of zoom. It shows the bagpipes players and parts of the fair from behind, with the same building looming in the background. Look how differently it looks backed up, at a slightly different angle, and with more context in the foreground.
I like the pictures from here that show the city in the background, its a great feature of this location. Oh, and the park has some massive trees around, some of the biggest I have seen in the state, although my picture last year showed the size a bit better.
The Irish Fair is pretty fun, with good music, vendors, and a lot of great photographic opportunities. I wonder how this park looks without the fair set up?