I had this much fun!


The Longfellow365 Community Photography Project has been a great opportunity for me. It was fun to discover and help promote our little slice of the city of Minneapolis through the lens of a camera and to help preserve some of our experiences and stories through pictures.

We are blessed with some of the most amazing jewels in our state. From our National Park System and Minneapolis Park System, to the Midtown Greenway and Mississippi River. We are boardered by one of the largest migratory paths of birds that live or pass through our 10,000 year old river gorge, and neighborhood.

Most of all I wish to thank our residents, visitors and businesses who allowed us to enter their space for a moment, which helped document a snapshot of time and place. Together we preserved what we are thinking, feeling, doing, and even demonstrates our values, creativity, passions, or humor and historical moments. It has been an honor to have been part of the larger team of photographers. Thank you.

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
Aaron Siskind, American photographer

Location: Hiawatha School and Park
Photo: Katie Simon-Dastych, and assisted by Jerry Dastych

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