The Caves of Mushroom Valley

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By GREG BRICK / SPECIAL TO THE PIONEER PRESS  Bygone Industry and Entertainment of Subterranean St. Paul Photos by Brian Kaufenberg. Historical Photos courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society and Ramsey County Historical Society “A whole economy and countless legends lie locked from view inside those rustic cliffs.” – Oliver Towne According to the boast, it […]

Escape from Jamaica’s all-inclusive resorts and experience something really wild

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Next 2 of 4 The ticket booth for Windsor Cave. (Greg Brick) From the peak of our subterranean mountain of collapsed rock inside Windsor Cave in Jamaica, my companion Cindy thought she heard a river in the distance. The blackness of the cave loomed about us — scarcely illuminated by the brilliant yet smoky kerosene […]

The Daily Circuit Blog – How I learned to paint with light

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When photographer Jeff Thompson and I went into the Wabasha Street Caves last week with geologist Greg Brick, Jeff captured an awesome photograph — and I learned about light painting. The technique Jeff used involves snapping a photo with little or no light and keeping the shutter open for a longer exposure. During that exposure […]