Rochester, Minnesota.

At the very heart of Rochester is the world-famous Mayo Clinic. If you have ever visited Rochester, then you will know that the pictures which follow aren’t doctored (ha! I get it!) photoshopped or otherwise distorted.

Reflections and colors change with the lighting all through the day.

I’m always surprised that the streets around the clinic and Peace Plaza aren’t jammed with camera-wielding crazies like myself, but I have rarely seen anyone else taking pictures.

When I was processing these shots and choosing the ones I wanted for this post, I was tempted to crop severely, leaving just interesting squares of colors and lines. (Actually, I played with that quite a bit, but I really wanted you to see what an extraordinary setting this is.)

I do suggest that if you find the pictures intriguing, you click on them to view larger. They are seriously beautiful on a big screen.

  1. The absence of other photographers there suggests to me the absence of other eyes seeing what you see.
    One has to look beyond architectural facades to see what’s really there. Something I see in these shots: an interesting juxtaposition of right and left brain – what’s reflected in all that glass vs. the hard lines of the thought-out structural forms.

    • My friend, A, and I had a same-but-different discussion this morning. Taking away armies of medical folk and support staff, you are left with patients, friends and families, all of whom are on a fairly intense ride. The facades can function as metaphor: reflection on the Big Picture and change/evolving patterns while under all of that is the hardcore structure/reality.
      (Hmmm…perhaps that isn’t a same-but-different response after all…)

  2. Tammy says:

    Really cool stuff. I am always intrigued by how you see the world.

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