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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!

Thanks MinnJohn for the comments. It was actually your B&W, Shakopee Pegasus image that struck an emotional cord, which in turn brought up my memories of these archived images. In response, I spent a number of hours in Photoshop, preparing these digitized, silver-halide images for public sharing.

Terrific shot. The houses in old Hamburg look a little different, not made ​​of wood. :)     L

Greetings febrok

Hi mnragnar, super photo. I am glad to find it. :)

Y* & L

Greetings from "old" Hamburg, febrok

I'm theorizing fellow, local photographer, "Minnjohn" may have solved my mystery as to the fate of this historical landmark...

Until I hear otherwise, I'll be satisfied with my theory.

Greetings MinnJohn! - I'd taken a break from my Panoramio activities for a while. In fact, I'd taken a break from most of my photography activities to concentrate a return to my RC aircraft interest of long-ago. - After a heavy focus of learning helicopter piloting and relearning fixed-wing piloting and building a few new aircraft, I've begun to merge my passions. - With $35 - $300 digital video cameras strapped to the bottoms of various aircraft, I've begun my venture into video and YouTube publishing. - However, I've also found that some of the frames are acceptable stills. Thus, I've found a new perspective to bring with me back to Panoramio and Google Earth postings. - I have a few locations in mind that I've captured terrestrial based images that I'd like to revisit from this new perspective. - This image is from a GoPro Hero2 HD video camera strapped under a "40" sized, electric powered RC airplane. - Thank you for your comments MinnJohn and stay tuned! - Glenn

Thank you Paul.

When I saw this from the road side, I thought, "There's no way that this is going to be a believable image. This will look so Photoshopped." After taking a walk around the structure, it made perfect sense. They've mounted antennae on top of this structure where they have clear line-of-sight access for miles around. The terrain is as flat as flat gets and there isn't another object of this height as far as the eye can see.

Whether in B&W or in full color, the contrast between the sign and the vintage elevator is quite striking and humorous. I have to believe that's WHY the Roger's sign was placed here to begin with.

But I hadn't thought of your spin of, even grain can be stored in cyberspace. That would explain the recent removal of the railroad tracks. No need for them!




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