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Where in Duluth?

This one ought to be fairly easy, but we’ll see how it goes.

21 Comments

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

Downtown Courthouse!!! YEEEEEESSS, I finally win one of these things!!! (hopefully)

-Berv

about 2 years ago

Taken from the 'giant spiral Tiara'. My secret lunchtime chillaxing place.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Emmadogs, that is indeed the St. Louis County-Duluth Courthouse in the background, but I was looking for the location the picture was shot from. Berv has it right, but has failed to give the place's proper name, so there is still bragging rights up for claim.

Muns

about 2 years ago

I believe it's the "Gateway Plaza"?

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Nope, not Gateway Plaza.

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

Maaaaaan, I just knew there was a catch to this 'Where in Duluth'. It couldn't be that easy. One of these days, one of these days....I will get one right. And will expect a gigantic money prize when I finally persevere.

Tomasz

about 2 years ago

Aargh! It's on the tip of my tongue. Something like "Full Sail Ahead," or at least I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be a sail boat ... Where's Jon Lee when you need him?!?

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Tomasz is so close. I never thought I'd get away with this one this long, so I'm just going to keep riding it out.

baci

about 2 years ago

I watched Big Lebowski there in the days of yore.

edgeways

about 2 years ago

Sail - boat? Park? (Something like that)

Tomasz

about 2 years ago

"Sailing Through the Gateway" "Sails Billowing in the Wind" "Wind Boat Sail Good Duluthiness"

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Edgeways has it. Or maybe Muns had it before. Or maybe neither are right. I've been calling this place Sailboat Park since Barrett referred to it as such back in 2004 when PDD screened "The Big Lebowski" inside the "sailboat." ("Movies in the Park" before the Leif Erikson Park edition existed.) But when I search the term "Sailboat Park" the only hits I get are to PDD. Google Maps refers to the area as "Gateway Plaza." The Duluth Parks and Recreation Master Plan refers to some vague area around there as "Rail Park." I swear, the more you try to figure out anything in this town the more confusing it gets. Good thing Duluth is going to pick a name for a new park so we can forget the name of that one too. I suppose maybe "Sailboat Park" could be a name Barrett made up, Gateway Plaza could be the correct name for the area, and Rail Park might be another area near there. So, everybody wins on this one, because we're all winners when we geek out like losers.

Barrett Chase

about 2 years ago

I'm pretty sure I meant the name as a vague reference and wasn't taking care to use the official name. Similarly off the top of my head, I would guess that Rail Park is the name of the skateboard park. But that's just a guess.

baci

about 2 years ago

Sailboat?? I always thought it was the tip of an old style pen buried there.

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

That's a sail boat thing? I thought it was a tear drop. As an aside, this is where I proposed building a bronze statue of Ramos, in another thread.

Lithis

about 2 years ago

For a long time, I thought the sailboat was a stylized torch. Now I call it the concrete sailboat. Gateway Plaza is the city’s name for the park in the 2009 Parks & Green Space list. Its address is given as Mesaba Ave to 7th Ave W. Rail Park is a different park whose address is “by Library.” I suspect it is the skate park, as it is listed as a special use park (e.g. single-use, sports) in Chapter 6 of the Duluth Parks and Recreation Master Plan. (Gateway Plaza is classified as a mini park and plaza in that document. And Cascade Park is “free of major barriers such as ... steep topography.”)

Ramos

about 2 years ago

Emmadogs's idea of that thing being a teardrop would actually work if my statue was the size of the Radisson and I was looking sadly at a copy of the Constitution.

spy1

about 2 years ago

Newspaper records show that the piece is this: "Untitled -- the Gateway Plaza Streetscape," by Thomas Thorson. It was painted this summer, maybe someone from City Hall can tell us what was written on the work order. I hope it wasn't "repaint the concrete thingee over by the Gateway."

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

I wasn't able to attend, so I have no memory of this, but there was also a screening of The Omen at Gateway Plaza on 6/6/2006.

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

....which, by the way, is the scariest evil film of all time other than Rosemary's Baby. I have always wondered what sort of twisted parents would let their child appear as Damien in this film??? On a related note, names that parents no longer use for their newborns: Damien Pontius Pilate

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

[img]http://www.perfectduluthday.com/wp-content/uploads/comments/lebowski-gateway-park.jpg[/img] There is also this image from the screening of The Big Lebowski, historic moment that it was. (Photo by Jadin Hanson)

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