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ericnmu

Marquette, MI

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After attending school in Marquette for the past 3 years, I thought it was share a little of what I have come to love. Some of these shots are rather large, too bad UP doesnt allow thumbnails.

Heres a little blurb about the city.

Marquette is the largest city in the UP, with a population around 20,000. Marquette is a major port for iron ore (and nothing else), and is the home of Northern Michigan University.

Marquette Lighthouse

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McCarty's Cove - Park and beach

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The old ore dock. The train track/bridge that used to span over downtown to connect the dock has been removed. At one point there were plans to turn the dock into condos and stores somehow. The shack looking building has some of the best fresh fish I've ever had, straight from the cold Superior waters.

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Here are some new condos being built on Lower Harbor.

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Heres a path down Lower Harbor. Marquette has a TON of paved trails throughout the area, as well as an extensive network of hiking trails.

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International Food Festival at Lower Harbor, followed by a nice firework display.

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Looking down Front St.

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Peter White Public Library. This is a real cool library, with large fireplaces to read by and large arm chairs.

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The Landmark Inn

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Wells Fargo Bank

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Parking ramp behind downtown. I like this entrance.

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The Delft Theater

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Cool alley shot. There are a couple resteraunts that you can only get to from this alley. More of an urban feel that I like.

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Behind Washington

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Court House

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Hotel Janzen

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Coffee Cup, Getz's, and the Landmark. A quick storm was rolling in.

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Food Coop (I love this building) and the entrance to the Children's Museum.

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Children's Museum and storefronts

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Getz's

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Coffee Cup

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Looking up Front St.

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Large in the front....

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... Small in the back.

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My girlfriends favorite yarn store. There are a lot of yarn stores in Marquette. Knitting is trendy now.

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That orange awning just kills me.

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Wow! Those are some of the best photos of Marquette that I have ever seen. Photos of this city are so hard to come by on the internet, so I thank you for providing. I love, love, love Marquette and have some very fond memories of it, especially the railroad viaduct and pier. What an amazing structure that use to be!

I haven't been in Marquette in such a long time, I think it's about time I repay it a visit and try my luck with my camera.

Thanks again! :)

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Thanks Michi, I'm going to take some more this week of some of the unique neighborhoods, the working ore dock, and The Village.

And here are two churches I forgot.

Theres almost always a wedding taking place here. It's downtown and has a nice view of the lake from the back.

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I agree with Michi. Awesome photos! I have to say I've never been to Marquette, but the architecture is great. The downtown looks like it's doing very well.

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What? No photo of Border Grill, Marquette Mountain, or Up Front and Company?

I too am a NMU alumni (2002) from the planning program up there and former ASNMU Rep. My parents live in Escanaba and I still have friends up there so I make it up from time to time.

Marquette has undergone a lot of changes in the past 10 years. When I move up in 1997, the city still had the South Rail Road Yard, the Ore Dock in downtown had the timber up to the buildings, and the lake shore was not cleaned up and still had vacant buildings.

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What? No photo of Border Grill, Marquette Mountain, or Up Front and Company?

I too am a NMU alumni (2002) from the planning program up there and former ASNMU Rep. My parents live in Escanaba and I still have friends up there so I make it up from time to time.

Marquette has undergone a lot of changes in the past 10 years. When I move up in 1997, the city still had the South Rail Road Yard, the Ore Dock in downtown had the timber up to the buildings, and the lake shore was not cleaned up and still had vacant buildings.

You can sort of see the Boarder Grill (Express one, on Washington). I know, I missed Up Front and I realized that today. I'll get the mountain next time I'm out there with my camera... hopefulyl before winter :P

I still want to take some pictures of the old houses above the harbor and a couple shots up and down 3rd/4th street.

I plan on going out to Whitmoores Landing this week, which is right next to Sugarloaf Mountain. Great scenery, I'll bring my camera.

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Great Pictures. A little history of your Court House might be worthwhile at this time. Anatomy of a Murder a true story was filmed around Marquette and the court house and town are featured in the 1959 movie with Jimmy Stewart. Its a classic.

Marquette is my favorite city in the UP and where I hope to spend many of my summers after retirement. I haven't been there in 2 years, I guess I need to make a trip again this summer.

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Great pictures, I've heard a lot about how nice Marquette is but have never had the chance of going there.

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wow, those are great shots, Marquette looks like a great city. I love the pic where its looking down the hill, and the street just kina dissapears into lake superior, thats an awesome shot. :)

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awesome photos, i love the dt that marquette has.

a little off topic, but doesnt nmu have an olympic training program? with the eventual goal of hosting the winter olympics?

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I agree, great photos!

These make me very excited as my family and I get ready to head up this Friday, for our regularly two-week stint at our camp off of 550 on Superior.

And, you managed to include both, the church I was married at (Presby) and where we stayed for the first night of our honeymoon (Landmark) before heading down to Charlevoix for the rest of it.

It's good to see UP in the U.P., eh?

urban guy

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does anyone have pics of the Superior Dome?

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Thanks for the tour ! Marquette is a pretty town with nice scenery. I have always wondered what the largest city on the Michigan UP looked like. I am impressed, downtown looks great!!!

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I found a sweet old photo of Marquette, i think from 1909. It even had streetcars!

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Thats really cool dtown. Almost all those buildings are still in use today, housing small businesses and lofts.

I see my favorite restaurant, The Vierling.

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Its good that they still use the old buildings, is downtown the main shopping area of Marquette or is there like a mall or strip mall area or something like that?

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Its good that they still use the old buildings, is downtown the main shopping area of Marquette or is there like a mall or strip mall area or something like that?

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There is also the Westwood Mall with three anchor stores, (JC Pennies, Yonkers, and Kohls) and a multitude of smaller mall oriented stories inside. However Getz

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Hey, does anyone know if the city has any real concept/development ideas for the old Lower Harbor ore dock?

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Hey, does anyone know if the city has any real concept/development ideas for the old Lower Harbor ore dock?

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