On the Right Track

by | Mar 2021

outdoor miniature train display

Photo: Michael Gilbertson

“It looked like a real world in miniature.”

Michael Gilbertson’s All Aboard placed second in the City Landmarks category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

The Mound resident was standing on the lake side of the railroad display near the Wayzata train depot when he took the photo with his phone. “My wife and I biked over to Wayzata along the Dakota Rail Trail and were exploring the changes happening along the waterfront when I noticed the outdoor train display next to the train depot,” he says. “It looked like a real world in miniature.”

Gilbertson especially appreciates an element of his photo. “I liked the old-looking railroad town in miniature juxtaposed against a modern 21st century railroad town. There’s a lot of history in that location.”

The train depot isn’t the only spot around the area where Gilbertson enjoys taking photos. “I love taking photos in and around Lake Minnetonka,” he says. “Sunsets, stormy weather, sailing and wildlife are just a few of my favorite subjects. There is something photo-worthy every day.”


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