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The Ballpark Wall! (really stunning)
Flagpole historian Ben McEvers at far right (click for the full photo set, graciously loaned to this site by Pat Backen)
Oh no! Beach ball! But click to enlarge so you can see the wide range of expressions on people's faces. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
Look closely at the overhang. You'll see the on the right it is flush with the fence, and then it sticks out farther and farther as you move toward center. More fun for Michael Cuddyer.
Limestone still dominates the Seventh Street walkway from a pedestrian point of view. But brick take over as you move upward -- a concession to cost, no doubt.
Discovered on the upper concourse!
Uh oh. Schizophrenia.
The blue line now indicates where the back of the accessible seating ends and standing room begins.
Signage for the concession stand which is available from the plaza (plaques are up on the fencing)
I saw it at another park...
Here is a close-up of those funny little islands of seats (HRP View).
Then you turn around to this!
Open concourses do mean that you can glimpse the field no matter where you are, but not really the game.
This is the revised version of the center field pavilion (without the restaurant). It looks like there are no seats, just some ledges for people to sit on. It reminds me of the seating on the "bridge" which sticks out of the new Guthrie Theater. Anything which lands in the trees will presumably be a home run, so the "411" sign is apparently just for fun.
This looks from the base of the stairs, behind the big pillars, toward the street.
Those two empty seats in the front row are where we started the game.
Giant screened images! (573 Club, my back to Seventh Ave windows)
From the ground beneath the troubled skyway.
Glare from the IDS never looked this sweet. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
Knothole non-view #2
Just one lane of traffic and a couple of feet between the fence in right-center and the wall of the parking ramp!
The first passengers are about to arrive, but the switch is set for the wrong track (those guys walked all the way out to correct it)
Work beneath the scoreboard
Target Plaza looking toward the grandstand
Selected Bibliography - Analysis
First Edition (1992)
Second Edition (2006)
Selected Bibliography - Surveys
Second Edition (1987)
Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(2000, large coffee table)
Original edition (2000, round)
Revised edition (2006, round)
(2001, medium coffee table)
(2002, small coffee table)
(2003, medium coffee table)
(2004, very large coffee table)
(2006, very large coffee table)
Combines the previous two titles
(2007, medium coffee table)
Selected Bibliography - Nostalgia
Book and six ballpark miniatures