I started a new job in downtown St. Paul last month and I am exploring the fascinating skyways. There are many places to eat along with convenience shops, banks and ATMs, a florist, some card shops and dry cleaners within walking distance of my office. And it’s all enclosed so you don’t have to worry about the weather, of which we have plenty. It’s been great fun walking through the skyways and finding new things. And you see some sights along the way, like our state capitol in a photo below.
There are a few of these maps posted along the way. This one shows all the skyways and their reaches(in blue):
There are signs to direct you:
Here’s an example of the enjoyment of the skyways when it comes to the weather. It was a cloudy, rainy day but I took to the skyways knowing it didn’t matter. I was not going to get wet! I took some photos of the scenery and I ended up with two different focuses looking north from the same spot. One focuses on the capitol, the other on the rain on the window.
There’s a food court about five minutes from my desk. I have eaten at two of these places but I also found a great place for salads another five minutes further away. Such fun!!
On the way back to the office you can see a nice courtyard complete with art in the form of sculpture. This looks like a nice spot for when the weather is nice. Bring your lunch and eat outside. Ah, heaven…….
And on a warm day last week, my co-worker and I took a walk outside!! When we returned we found a band playing music:
St. Paul is definitely an interesting place to work. I’ve always wanted to work here and now I know why. I’m going to keep exploring and perhaps have a skyways part 2 post in the future. For now, I hope you’ve enjoyed your brief visit to a part of my new work life.