Variations on a Theme

We often take an evening walk, and, when we travel, the scenery on our walks varies a lot.  Some nights what we see is frankly a bit boring, but other nights (like the one in Minnesota’s Grand Marais) it’s pure magic.

In the early evening, we left our lovely room at the Mangy Moose Motel and took off for a walk.

Right away, we came to old buildings with interesting painted fronts.

We photographed several other buildings as well on the walk.  This group of photos comprised the first theme of the evening.

We continued on and came across an overgrown path.  In the low light, we hesitated before continuing but then realized it led to the breakwater for the Grand Marais harbor.

We climbed up on to the breakwater and were surprised to see that large rocks between the breakwater and Lake Superior created a calm pool of water.

Several rocks appeared above the calm water’s surface.

The difference between the water surfaces became more obvious in the diminishing light. It was another variation on a theme.

We came back another night to see the town beach at sunset.  We looked out to the Grand Marais Light on the breakwater where we’d taken the earlier photos.

Sunsets were our final theme.

When taking a walk at dusk coincides with photo opportunities, there’s not a lot of time to spare.  We took our photos as quickly as we could. We tried to keep adjusting for the disappearing light and the changes in how we would photograph the water and rocks.

The quickly disappearing light gave us some of our favorite photos. Each group of images – the old buildings, the water and rocks at the breakwater, and the Lake Superior sunsets – say a lot about the great little town of Grand Marais, MN (population 1,351) and it’s long history as an outpost on the lake.


September 2018

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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8 Responses to Variations on a Theme

  1. Who wouldn’t want to spend a few nights at a place named the “Mangy Moose Moose Motel”? 🙂

  2. That’s a great name for a motel.

  3. It sounds like taking pictures in a smoky dusk in another part of the World.

  4. plaidcamper says:

    Beautiful evening light, and Grand Marais looks like a great little place to make a stop.

  5. It looks like a lovely destination!

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