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Live plants are a nice touch

I always think that laundromats would be a good place to make a few photos, but I never actually get around to testing out the theory in an actual laundromat. Until that vacation the other day, when we packed light and did laundry half way through our trip.

The Bay Breeze Laundry made a lovely spot for photos; here’s the first one of three that I made that night, in between feeding quarters to the machines and leafing through an old National Enquirer that was lying on a table.*

Bay Breeze Laundry
Two Harbors, Minnesota
photographed 9.24.2019

*It was there when I got there. Really.

Basic as a breath

A tidy white building that’s part of the compound at the Two Harbors lighthouse. Currently it serves as the place where the cashier tried to charge us an entry fee of -$50,000, but prior to that fiscal snafu, it was the place that housed the apparatus that ran the foghorn (which is still there, on the higher part of the building).

Two Harbors, Minnesota
photographed 9.23.2019


I am becoming more and more convinced that “architectural antiques” is just a fancy way to say “junk.”

at the “architectural antiques” store
Two Harbors, Minnesota
photographed 9.23.2019

J + M

My very best wishes to J and M, who/whatever they may be.

Agate Bay
Two Harbors, Minnesota
photographed 9.23.2019

Harbor, from lighthouse

The lighthouse in Two Harbors is part of a set of museums operated by the county historical society; you can pay ten bucks a person and get to see all of them. That seemed like a pretty good deal so we went for it. The nice lady at the cash register had some sort of technical problem, resulting in our museum passes costing -$50,000. Sadly, she fixed the error before we got the 50K.

But anyway, we were in, and climbed up inside the lighthouse as far as permitted, which gave us a porthole-shaped view of the harbor.

And then, on our way out the nice lady at the cash register asked if we’d seen the ships – one leaving the port and the other coming in. It was, she said, the first time in 36 years she’d seen such a sight. Two ships! At once! How lucky for us!

Later the Patient Spouse said he thought that seeing two ships was surely a common thing, citing her first attempt at figuring out the entrance fee as a reason to doubt her veracity. I guess I see his point.

Two Harbors, Minnesota
photographed 9.23.2019

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