Thursday, November 6, 2008

Blaisdell Manor

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

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This fountain greets you, after you enter the gate at the Blaisdell Manor (built in 1910) in Minneapolis. We were there for a wedding reception, and there were people milling around everywhere sipping champagne so it was hard for me to get shots of all of its beauty, minus people. But here are a few.


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Many of the guests were from France, and this little French boy was just too adorable to resist snapping a photo of.


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This is the chandelier in the foyer, entryway.


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The cool light above the stairs.


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I went upstairs, and no one was making use of this room.


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And I looked down on the garden fountain.  Like the photos of The Basilica of St Mary's, these were all handheld and no flash.  We ate dinner in the ballroom and I shared my dinner with you a couple of days ago.  I had pork chops, and some cute little dessert.  Each dish came with an orchid and I had fun playing with mine.  You couldn't tell, could you?


If you’re interested in seeing the ballroom or more of the wedding it’s over on our Newdae Photography Blog.


PS - If you are a blogger and crafty you might be interested in the post below this one. :)

37 comments:

  1. Thank you for giving me such a lovely tour!

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  2. So pretty... and yes, what a cute little boy! That looks like such a lovely place to be married. I'm sure the wedding was beautiful! :)

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  3. Lisa,
    I just want to say that you are seriously one of my most favorite photographers. I just love your view of things.

    Brilliant.

    Nancy

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  4. Handheld and no flash? You have my undying respect!

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  5. i wish i had your ability to hand hold without flash and still have such clarity!! wonderful! and that lil french lad is adorable.

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  6. I just love seeing things through your eyes. These shots are beautiful!

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  7. What a beautiful place!
    And that boy is just too cute indeed!
    Look at those eyes :D

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  8. It looks like a great place to hang around. I would be snapping that photo of the cute toddler too if I'm there, kids are simply irresistible!

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  9. Amazing series of images. I pick the "light above the stairs", its a beautiful composition

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  10. First of all...may I just say that it is NOT FAIR that your "handheld, no flash" pics turn out so gorgeous, while I end up with blurry messes? (I'm just kidding, of course...you truly have a talent for this!)

    And yesterday was absolutely nuts for yours truly and I didn't get to look at the "altered books" website. I will do so over the weekend and let you know what I think!

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  11. I think that fountain is gorgeous.

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  12. Beautiful pictures!

    Also, just checking to make sure you receive an email from me with your ornament swap partner's info. If you received it no need to reply - just let me know if you didn't. Check your spam filter too! : )

    Julie from Abbilyeverafter.com

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  13. Beautiful photographs. That little boy is dear. and the chandelier is brilliant!

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  14. Looks beautiful. I particularly like the fountain and the little chap is rather cute as well.

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  15. I have never heard of this place and I have lived in Minnesota my whole life!! i am so sheltered!! Beautiful photos !!

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  16. I love the chandelier! And the fountains! And the cool light fixture! What a beautiful place!!

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  17. I love fountains. There is one in a garden near here and I am always attracted to it. I find it difficult to photograph, though!

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  18. Beautiful shots. The chandelier photo is lovely.

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  19. Tiaras & TantrumsNovember 7, 2008 at 5:14 AM

    love the chandelier

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  20. Oh now that is just lovely inside and out. Shot #2 is my fave!

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  21. holy cow these are amazing pictures!!!!!

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  22. Beautiful photos, Lisa!
    That little cutie you snapped is absolutely precious! I also love the detail you got of the chandelier!
    Thanks for your kind words on my blog the other day. I'll be over at your blog more now that I'm on hospital bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy! You are going to get soooo sick of me! LOL! ;)

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  23. You're right about the kid... too cute not to shoot.

    But the chandelier? Awe-inspiring. And the shot of the table in the mirror?

    I bow to you. These are phenomenal.

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  24. That kid is adorable. The chandalier is gorgeous. Sumptuous!

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  25. Ahhh, I was wondering where you took those classy orchid photos!

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  26. You sure do have the eye for this! Wonderful shots Lisa!!

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  27. I looked at these & the ones on the other site. Stunning, L. I love the shots of the church. And, the one of the bride while the groom's holding the car open.

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  28. Boy am I few days behind. I have tried to play catch up today but Carson still isn't cooperating. First off, I read on my blog you haven't been feeling well. I might have the same bug. I sure hope you are feeling better.

    As for the tour, what a great place. I always love older buildings. There is so much character. Great pictures. It felt like I was there.

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  29. How fun! You know how I love ‘virtual tours’ like this.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  30. It looks gorgeous. And that little French boy is adorable.

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