A project to map photos posted to Flickr has revealed an ugly truth for the Twin Cities: It’s not much of a tourist destination.
Eric Fischer used geotagging to document pictures taken in cities around the world by locals vs. pictures taken by tourists. He’s posted the result for Minneapolis. Blue is pictures taken by locals, red — if you can find any — indicates a picture of a location taken by a tourist (or at least a non-local).
The Walker, Mall of America, and Minnehaha Falls are the most-often-photographed areas of the cities.
Find Fischer’s set of city images here.
(Photo: Eric Fischer)
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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