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There is a wonderful independent film entitled "Sweet Land" that used the Montevideo Depot in part of it's filming and surrounding area in Minnesota for the rest of the filming.

Very Awesome Picture!!!


Corey Coyle

No fish. Not a "lake". Just a "settling pond", a place for rain from the new streets to "settle" pollution into before the water is sent to the real "lakes".

Yes, a nice view of the new homes surrounding the man-made ponds in this new home development. Now there are homes on both sides of this pond, so I no longer fly my radio controlled planes here and this view now belongs to a new home owner. Thank you for the comment "G.M.C. Neto". There are a lot of "beautiful pictures" in the Minnesota area of the USA.


Very Awesome Picture!!!!!


Corey Coyle

I agree with you Tom.

I had to stand behind this statue to capture the nameplate on it's base. I can't imagine WHY anyone would want to offer that vantage point intentionally.

I've actually thought about making a tour of some of the remaining "Happy Chef" statues and your's was the first on my list. I'll heed your advise though and not make a special trip for the pizza.


What a pretty church!

Sorry to see it go, although for safety it is a best route.

mnragnar, Maybe that's why only a couple of the few remaining Happy Chef restaurants still have him out front.

I've seen him in a couple other places, though, like a restaurant supply house on Hwy 169 or a struggling pizzaria (I wonder why?) in Lynwood Twp.

Thanks for the feedback MinnJohn. The other year I spent countless hours feeding negative strips into my Nikon Coolscan V 35MM negative scanner. The negatives go back to about 1974 when I began my venture into photography. I've scanned about 2TB of negative images but have yet to begin digitizing my slides. I've also spent countless hours adding preliminary tags to those images to accelerate finding those long-forgotten gems. The bulk of my pre-1993 and B&W work was acquired with my 1960's vintage Nikon F's, manual metered. Since 1993, I began work with my newly acquired Nikon F4. All of my silver-halide work ceased in 2008 when I acquired my Nikon D3 and went full digital. Fast-forward to today when I can grab those raw negative scans of my vintage images and perform digital "magic" in Photoshop and breath fresh life into some pretty tough conditioned images and share them with a global audience. In my adding these vintage images to Panoramio I can turn Google Earth and Google Maps into time machines. Pretty cool!

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