Local photographer and Concordia senior Brianne Lee shares her love of her hometown through the lens of her camera.
Fargo: Original and unlike any other city in the world.
Downtown Fargo has some pretty beautiful buildings if you take the opportunity to stop and look up.
This past summer, I interned with a company called Emerging Prairie as a graphic designer. One of my first big projects was to design a logo for the new co-working space the Prairie Den. This space now serves as a place for people to work, hold events and network.
You can see a long way from the top of the Radisson downtown. Concordia's safe, small campus is part of a thriving community of 224,000 – including 30,000 college students.
My favorite alleyway in downtown Fargo is called Roberts Alley. It is home to the Boiler Room, Stumbeano’s Coffee, Rosey’s Bistro, Mezzaluna and more. (Yes, you enter these awesome establishments through the alley!)
The iconic Fargo marquee at the Fargo Theatre. In case you were wondering, this town is nothing like the movie.
In the summertime, one of my favorite things to do is check out the various parks around the Fargo-Moorhead area. At Lindenwood Park, you can rent bikes and spend an afternoon exploring the outdoors.
One of my favorite aspects about Fargo-Moorhead is that the community is so supportive of local art. It is not uncommon to come across something like this piano that has been turned into public art by a local artist.
Residents of Fargo-Moorhead find ways to enjoy all of the seasons. The cold weather doesn’t stop locals from using Fargo’s bike trails!
Did you know that behind The Forum building in downtown Fargo there is a legal art wall? Artists can create and collaborate works of art here for free!
The Red River never fails to be a beautiful spot to explore year round.
B.D.S. Books in Fargo is a book lover's paradise. A perfect place to lose yourself in a story.
View of Fargo from the Moorhead side.
The historic Fargo Theatre hosts a variety of events, from recent and foreign films to live concerts and plays.
A popular downtown destination, the Hotel Donaldson's restaurant and hotel (complete with a rooftop garden and hot tub!) do not disappoint.
The Red Raven is another favorite spot of mine to grab some coffee and check out a local band or artist talk. It's also a great place for study groups to get together.
Stumbeano’s is located in my favorite Fargo alley and has some pretty tasty pour over coffee. It can be tricky to find, but you won't regret a little extra effort once you take your first sip of their special roast.
Ever since I was little, Zandbroz has been one of my favorite shops to stop into when I'm in downtown Fargo. Now downtown offers a wide variety of galleries, boutiques and restaurants to enjoy.
Bri Lee '16 is studying graphic design at Concordia.