convergence jet engine air filter

Air plane descending to Minneapolis St. Paul airport, near the convergence statue on Lindau Lane in Bloomington Minnesota

this sculpture called “Convergence” by James Brenner was erected 2015. It is located just east of the Mall of America at a roundabout of 28th Ave and Lindau Lane. When I walked by there one early morning, I saw a couple of jets flying by approaching Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. At first I thought that this very industrial and rusty looking sculpture resembles some part of a jet engine, or, at least a gigantic air filter. Please apologize my left brain thoughts here, but at this moment, with the jet engine noise filling the crisp morning air above me, there was just simply no other explanation for this statue. Anyhow, it was fun to watch a few passenger planes descent seemingly through the loop of the gigantic ring. A fun spot to go and photograph – I could have spent a lot more time there but unfortunately I had to head back to the hotel to get ready for the day.

By the way – without further research I left the hotel that morning to get a good look at the Mall of America before opening times. I was kind of hoping for some sort of, well, cool, intriguing kind of building. Or at least a gigantic car park (parking lot) in Griswolds “Vacation” style. Something…. special. Anything. It turns out that from the outside the Mall of America is simply a big piepe of concrete slab surrounded by a plethora of parking garages – almost like the walls of a medieval castle. Whoot whoot. But hey – I got my air filter photograph. The lesson learned again was: you just never know what you are going to get. Just go out and see what’s there.

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