The Midtown Greenway is a 5 1/2 mile set of bicycle and walking trails that cuts through the middle of Minneapolis. Before its current incarnation, much of the path was railroad tracks that were barely used, if at all, by the 1990s. The first time I rode it, I thought it was one of the most uninteresting paths to look at. But I continued to use it because it's a much faster way to bike through that part of town than the city streets surrounding it.
But, as time passed, little details started to pop out at me: the graffiti murals painted on the walls of old brick industrial buildings, the small community gardens next to the trail, the bridge that goes over Hiawatha Avenue and gives a fantastic view of the Minneapolis skyline, and the public art. Some of these features have shown up as the trail became more developed. Others were probably always there.
|Looking north while on the Martin Olav Sabo bridge in Minneapolis, MN|
I found a total of nine pairs but there may be one or two that I missed.
Update: Oops, make that eight. I looked closer and I think the top middle and middle ones are the same pair.