As John and I begin to sell furniture, sort belongings and pack boxes in the remaining few months before our move to the Minneapolis North Loop, we are savoring our Lowertown Sunday morning ritual in a bittersweet fashion. Our weekends for the past four years have been accented with Sunday meditation and a dharma talk at Clouds in Water Zen center, followed by coffee on the Black Dog Cafe patio and completed with a trip through the Farmer’s Market.
True, the neighborhood is much more populated and bustling than it was when we begin this routine, and yes, many of the familiar faces and neighbors we used to greet on those Sundays, have left for other neighborhoods which were more receptive to artistic creativity and residential quiet. But it is not without some pangs of sadness that we embrace our last autumn of this warm weather ritual.
Thus, we are dedicating this edition of Urban Deluxe to a Lowertown Sunday morning that will live
on in our hearts and memories. We share it with you in photographs. Please share with us what you love about them, your own Lowertown experiences and anything else that moves you. Enjoy.