Well, we finally stumped you. Despite a couple subtle hints, nobody correctly guessed last month's Whose View from Where location.
Thanks to those who gave it a shot. Guesses included Grey Cloud Island, Watergate Marina in St. Paul and Fort Snelling State Park. "You picked a good one to challenge us," noted one of the guessers. Indeed we did.
And now for the big reveal (drumroll please): This photo was taken in Newport where 12th Street meets the river. While much of the Newport riverfront is private, many of the streets that run perpendicular to the city's riverfront end at small public riverfront parks. Elegant Works Progress Administration-era structures punctuate the roadway in the area. Some are heavily planted and cared for as public spaces, such as the lovely Grove Street Overlook, while others are in a bit of disrepair. Regardless, the small parks provide a meaningful way for the public to interact with the otherwise privately owned or developed riverfront.
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: 15 November, 2011