This is about my perspective of St. Paul, and how it changed through my life.
Most of my childhood, I thought St. Paul was hours away, not knowing that it was only a 40 minute car ride to the west. I went to St. Paul a number of times, usually to the science museum, and enjoyed it every time. It was always an adventure heading into the "big" city with my mom and sister. The Science Museum of Minnesota is one of the coolest places to go as a kid, it is full of fun educational facts as well as activities.
My Teen Years
Like most teenagers, I enjoyed sneaking out and partaking in reckless activities. But instead of going to parties, I went on adventures. Finding abandoned buildings around the twin cities, randomly driving to the cities until the early morning, and exploring basically everywhere the endless highway could take me. During this time, I did not understand St. Paul. I knew about the city and thought it was interesting, but I never actually went further than driving through it.
Randomly one day, I decided to go into St. Paul and see what it was like inside the city. Instantly, I found an incredible atmosphere, I fell in love with the people and the buzz. St. Paul is like any other city, but it is littered with class. Its sister city Minneapolis, is a fantastic city, but it has nothing on St. Paul's class. I currently am exploring St. Paul and constantly find noteworthy things. From nightlife to family friendly fun, St. Paul has a fantastic vibe.
I did not expect to find what I did in St. Paul. It was always the city I drove by to get to Minneapolis or other destinations. This project exposed me to what was out there and made me realize what can happen when you simply change your perspective.
When people think of the Twin Cities, they usually think of Minneapolis and St. Paul ends up being a second thought. Let's change that! For St. Paul, and other cities, let's find out what is out there.
Location: Right in next to the Fitzgerald Theater.
Inspiration: If you look from the right perspective, you can find beauty in absolutely anything.