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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: The Snowman & The Woman

September 15, 2016

Obviously this isn’t a current photo but it’s one I’ve always enjoyed because whenever I look at it different stories of its origin come to mind. The picture was taken mid-winter at Lake of the Isles which is one of Minneapolis’ city lakes (actor Josh Hartnett used to have a house on Lake of the Isles and Mary Tyler Moore’s TV house is located just a block away and Prince mentioned the lake in his song, Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Alive (And It Lives in Minneapolis”) and the reason I’ve always found the picture so interesting is because it’s a mystery to me what the woman in the picture is doing. What you see here is a pole frozen in the ice next to a fallen snowman and the snowman’s hat is resting on top of the pole. The mystery is the woman is wearing a dress jacket and she’s carrying her purse so she’s not dressed for a mid-winter hike around and over a frozen lake so what’s she doing out there in a lightweight jacket and no hat? What attracted her enough to walk out to the middle of the lake and check it out? I’ll never know, but I like thinking about it whenever I look at the picture.


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  1. September 15, 2016 12:04 pm

    Wonderful photo. 😀 😀


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