Congratulations to the three people who guessed the site featured in last month's view, taken at the quaint heart of Minnesota's largest city:
Prudence Johnson wrote:
"This is a view of West Island Avenue on Nicollet Island where I live and watch the river roll by every day. I feel proud and very lucky to live here. It may sound corny but I consider the river a neighbor and a friend. It's always got something to offer me — beauty, peace, a leisurely afternoon paddle — and reminds me to stay focused on the big picture."
Jonathan Riehle wrote:
"I believe this photo was taken along West Island Avenue on Nicollet Island in the Mississippi River. The location is north of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge and the railroad tracks that cross the island. … Nicollet Island is one of my favorite places to include in a bike ride as I travel along the river, crossing back and forth on the bridges."
Once again, Eric Otterness also correctly the location, even noting that the view "is from approximately in front of the last upstream house on the west side of the island. You can just see the railroad bridge and some of downtown Minneapolis across the river."
About “Whose view? From where?”
Each month in this section, we feature a photo somewhere along the river corridor in the Twin Cities that is in some way significant or important or just plain scenic. Individuals may then e-mail us and identify the view and explain why they believe it is significant to the community or important to them personally. We’ll publish some of your responses in the next issue of Mississippi Messages, where we will also reveal the correct answer.
To submit your guess and response, e-mail Bob Spaulding, River Advocate, through our contact form. The respondent to provide the first correct identification of the view and hopefully some interesting thoughts about its significance will receive a valuable prize for their effort. All entries must be received by the first day of the following month for consideration.
Featured Date: 20 April, 2011