Nicollet Open Streets Urban Scavenger Hunt Photo Contest

Rocking Chairs Nicollet

These chairs rock

Here’s another photo contest for another Open Streets. If you’re walking around Nicollet Avenue this Sunday, stop by our table and say “hi.” Feel free to chat about sidewalks, urbanism, the nice weather, the future of Minneapolis, or anything else that’s on your mind!

Rules for contest:

While you’re at Open Streets, walk around, grab your phone, and take pictures of as many of the following items on Nicollet Avenue as you can.

An unusual sewer cover
A four-plex
A formerly mixed-use building that is now purely residential
A community garden
A hand-written sign taped to a window
A corner-oriented doorway
A yarn bomb or yard-based artwork
A flier for an event that happened at least a month ago
An abandoned or mothballed drive-thru
A sign missing letters
An advertisement featuring a non-English language
A non-ADA curb cut
A building with a date on it
A “No Loitering” sign

Find as many as you can. When you’re done, send your photos as an attachment to blindeke @ (You might want to make the file sizes smaller, use a Dropbox, or whatever.)

The winner will get a free copy of a great photography coffee table book, Minneapolis-Saint Paul: Then and Now, in the mail.

Have fun exploring Nicollet Avenue!

Nicollet Avenue Chicken Benches

Chicken benches

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

Pronouns: he/him

Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.