Thursday, September 30, 2010


How do you clear snow from the roof of a parking garage? You plow it into a chute, let it fall to the ground, and clean it up from there.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Harp

In a location that has housed pubs, taverns, and bars for almost 150 years, The Harp Irish Pub sits on the corner of Juneau and Edison Streets.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


The roofline of the Kilbourn Avenue bridge tender's building against the evening sky.

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Management

Turner Hall has space for athletics, entertainment, and dining. The restaurant closed a few weeks ago, and rumor has it a new operator will be serving food and drink again soon. With the Bucks and Admirals starting up, the demand will exist for somewhere to grab a bite before a game.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


A skybridge spans the river just north of Wisconsin Avenue.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Light It Up

Strings of lights traverse the space between buildings, waiting for the darkness and their chance to shine.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ice Time

This evening, I was at the Kern Center on the campus of MSOE. The ice is in, and the hockey season has started for youth clubs in the area.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Connect Four

This floor on one corner of the US Bank Building was burning the evening oil when everyone else had gone home.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon occurs early tomorrow morning, but the full moon tonight lit up the sky and and created some great backlight for the Black Walnut across the alley.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Place To Ride

Today, the Milwaukee Common Council approved a 10-year plan to add bike lanes and routes to the city. The increased space will add over 160 miles to the current system, and make it easier for riders to get around on the streets.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Outfield Fence

The left field grass of Helfaer Field as seen from just outside the fence. The long evening shadows cover most of the field as a few shafts of light sneak through.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Big Bird

Its range includes most of North America, so it's fairly common to see Great Blue Herons around. They can be found near almost any pond or waterway around town at one time or another. However, their sheer size almost always gets your attention, especially when they're in flight. It's fun to watch them hunting for a meal, stalking very slowly or completely frozen in place.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Almost Night

Our last night in the woods, and the sunset was gorgeous. I was able to get to my camera and take a few photos just before the light disappeared, and I hope you like the results.

Friday, September 17, 2010


It's time for a trip to the north woods for the weekend, and today was overcast with light rain. The wind was calm and the water smooth, allowing me the chance to get today's photo. Hopefully the fish will be biting as good tomorrow as they were today!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


It's getting cooler at night, and everyone's preparing for fall and winter. The squirrels in our neighborhood are gathering all the nuts they can off the trees and stashing them away anywhere they can.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Looking Ahead

The season may be mathematically over, but the Brewers still have a few weeks to play. It seemed too early this week to hear the news that the 2011 schedule is now available, but at least the team can start fresh and make a run at the playoffs again.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Row, Row, Row

This Saturday, hundreds of college rowers will test themselves on the 5000-meter run of the Milwaukee River Challenge. There are many places along the course to sit or stand and watch the competition, so stop downtown and take in the races.

Monday, September 13, 2010


This decorative metal frame adds detail to the view outside.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Steel Shade

The pergola arch at the entrance to the West Allis Farmers Market is made of steel pieces between two masonry columns. Looking up from underneath, the steel makes an interesting pattern against the sky.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


A lone smokestack sits in contrast to the dramatic coloration of the sunset behind it.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Tonight, we went to the ChopHouse for a delicious steak dinner with all the trimmings. The room was rather dark, so I had to settle for a photo outside. If you've got the time (and the money!) make a point of having a meal here.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

On Tap

Tonight, we went to the Rock Bottom Brewery to wish a friend farewell and good luck. These stainless steel barrels are in the lower level hold the finished beer, ready for consumption.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


The steel ribs support a glass ceiling in the Arcade section of the Grand Avenue Mall. As the sun sets earlier every evening, the deep blue shows through the roof.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Flying Tentacles

This weekend, Veterans Park will host the Frank Mots International Kite Festival, with participants from near and far taking part. It's a pretty good bet that this menacing-looking octopus will show up and join the fun.

Monday, September 6, 2010


The Art Museum, brise soleil extended, in front of the larger buildings of downtown Milwaukee. The impending storm clouds fill the sky.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Rocket Man

Tomorrow is the last day of True Evel: The Amazing Story of Evel Knievel, a special exhibit at the Harley Davidson Museum. Covering his career and the stories surrounding it, the displays show a side of the stuntman that most people are unfamiliar with.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Today, we went to the Harley Davidson Museum and toured the exhibits there. This motorcycle is the one that started it all - 1903's Serial Number 1.

The folks at the museum have done a great job curating the collection, and there is a lot more than just bikes to see... take some time and go, if you haven't yet!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Red Hot - Not

I've shown the Wisconsin Gas Company Building in the past, but I haven't been able to show you the colorful flame at its peak until today. I'm not sure who was in charge of throwing the switch, however. I thought red was supposed to mean warm, but it's gotten quite cool here in the last 24 hours.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Movie Star

As part of a contingent of Tall Ships sailing from Green Bay to Chicago, the Bounty was docked at the lakefront near Discovery World. Originally built for the 1962 film "Mutiny On The Bounty", it was also used in "Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest".

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Theme Day - Open Air Market

The September Theme Day is Open Air Market

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There are many Farmers Markets in the Milwaukee area, but I only know of one that has its own permanent structure. The West Allis Farmers Market has been around about 90 years, and I remember coming here in the '70s as a child to shop for fruits and vegetables from the vendors there. The market was recently refurbished, and looks great, but the freestanding brick walls look a little out of place here in Wisconsin.