Living in an old river town can be interesting if you're a photographer, or at least pretend to be one. This area is referred to as the Upper Mississippi River. There are several major dams in this area and there is also a huge wildlife sanctuary connected to the river. If you want to shoot water birds here, you are in the right place. There is another presence here that I overlook at times. That is the architecture.
This area is heavily saturated with descendants of Norwegian and German immigrants. Along with the people comes evidence of their architecture. We have a tremendous amount of brick buildings in the area. The first one is of quite simple design. But the rest of the photos show the strong influence of those Norwegians and Germans who settled this area after the French fur trappers left.
I hope you enjoy them!