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William Berry House in Loring Park

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William Berry's House

William Berry’s House

I’d had an idea to name this post as ‘a spooky house in the park’. As a new resident of Minneapolis (USA) for less than a month, the house looked to me just like a ‘cute’ installment at the park. I changed my mind after reading the house history from the website of the Friends of the Loring Park.

Located in Loring Park, a park that existed from Year 1883, the house was built as the office of William Berry, the first park superintendent in Minneapolis. According to the Friends of the Loring Park, the house was constructed in 1889, and it served for 17 years as his office. The house had changed its functions after his retirement but later in 1998, the house was restored to its origins and became one of the Minneapolis park’s historical monuments. I have never realized the house was old, impressive!

Oh well, there is nothing spooky from this house 👻👀

Photography details

When: The images were captured at night (gosh, it was a cold evening!).
Camera: Mobile-phone camera of Samsung Edge S6.
Camera Mode(s): HDR.
Digital Processing: Nik Software Silver Efex Pro  (I used the older version, I got it for free as a giveaway photoshop plugin).
Flash: No flash.
Tripod: No tripod. I hold the phone lightly; truly I was  impressed by the camera lens stability.


  1. Wow…I guess we should be surprised by the optics in that phone…and the steadiness of your hand! Amazing shot. I’ve just purchased my first smartphone, and I love taking photos with it, and am truly amazed at the wonderful shots it takes. But yours…at night…awesome!

    • Hahahaha, not sure if that will happen – to dive in the Mississippi River, but I would love to dive in the lakes around Minnesota, just found a local diving club here..maybe I will see sort of Lochness monster 😀

      • I’m pretty sure you won’t see much coral or clown fish. But monsters, maybe! Good luck. How are you liking the cold? And just so you know…it’s going to get colder.

  2. The dog and boy make it special. Without them, it would be a beautiful photo, but having them in the frame makes it great. I’d have never guessed that was handheld. You should be a surgeon.

  3. When we first moved to Minneapolis 50 years ago I lived just 4 block from Loring Park and used to walk around it every day. What I really wanted to say was, ‘thank you” for letting me know you liked my post “Traveler From a Distant Land.” So, Thanks again and Aloha – pjs/

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