Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This silver steer is on the Waukesha County Fairgrounds. The outline of the world map is filled with words, but I found them somewhat confusing - convergence, insurance, holistic, and unity are just some of the messages found in the mix.
Monday, July 26, 2010
From the fields of Wood Memorial Cemetery, another of the Medal of Honor winners interred there. Private Milton C. Matthews of the 61st Pennsylvania Infantry captured the flag of the 7th Tennessee Infantry at Petersburg, Virginia in April of 1865.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Starting tomorrow, the Downtown Business Improvement District is holding its annual Appreciation Week for employees who work downtown. The event includes a Battle of the Bands, a scavenger hunt, a Coffee Break, Happy Hour, and many other activities.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
From the third floor at the Marcus Center, looking down through the second floor on the left, at the first floor in the center. The opposing curves and contrast in color between the red floors and white walls make for a complex image.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Tonight, we went to see Wicked at the Marcus Center. The show was very good, and I was able to snap this photo of the dragon hanging over the set after the cast had taken their bows. Music, sets, lighting, and of course the acting and singing were all fantastic. If you can get a ticket to this retelling and prequel to the "Wizard of Oz" story, make the time and go.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The very heavy rains in the area today overwhelmed the storm sewers, causing flooding in many places. We were in nearby Waukesha at the County Fair this evening when the rains hit, and I got this photo of the trash collected in the storm drain as the water swirled its way underground.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Ice Cream is good, but in Milwaukee, we love our Frozen Custard. In today's photo, fresh custard flows from the freezer into a catch container at Kopp's location in Greenfield. In addition to the standards, they feature daily special flavors. Today is one of my favorite days of the year, as Kopp's makes Palermo Lemon. Only available a few times a year, it is a treat I look forward to.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
With the All-Star Game being played in California tonight, Milwaukee's favorite team of mascots has the night off. Last week, they were at Miller Park posing for photos, and I thought that this might make for an interesting angle. Can you name them all, left-to-right?
Monday, July 12, 2010
Tonight, we went to La Fuente restaurant for dinner with some friends to celebrate a couple birthdays. In addition to the human celebrants, Milwaukee Daily Photo marked the passing of another year today - we're two now! To all the regulars, thanks for visiting. If you're new, stick around for a while!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Located on Old World 3rd Street, the Old German Beer Hall serves up beer and food in the spirit of the Hofbrauhaus in Munich. In addition to the food, there are long common tables in the beer hall and games to entertain. Add an Oompah band, and it's Oktoberfest every day!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Star Wars In Concert made a stop in Milwaukee this weekend, playing two shows today at the Bradley Center. A full orchestra and choir played music from all six films, and a large video screen played clips from the movies. Lasers and lights added to the atmosphere, and it was a very good show.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Ok, that may be enough alliteration for one week. Tonight, I was sentenced to watch the Brewers receive a severe drubbing at the hands of the San Francisco Giants. While walking around inside Miller Park, I came across the Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll. These two lads were reading up on their history, including the team and some of its players.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
One of the diversions at the Tour de Fat last weekend was a large fenced-off area with a variety of strange bikes. This one had the wheels mounted off-center so that the frame would move up and down as it traveled along. It looked a little difficult to get started, but once it was going, it was quite a ride.
Monday, July 5, 2010
As a kid in the 70's, we would go to Marc's Big Boy for lunch or dinner. Their famous mascot in his red and white checked overalls would be on the roof or a sign out front, making them easy to find. This statue is on the roof of a garage in Cudahy, next to a yard full of unusual decor. If you have a sudden desire for a Big Boy burger, Kil@Wat restaurant has it on their lunch menu!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
In nearby Bay View, the G. Groppi Food Market has been in the neighborhood for 100 years. A remnant of the days before supermarkets, the market makes their own sausage from a family recipe, and sells imported meats, wines, and cheeses. The red AMC Pacer makes the photo look 30 years old, but it really was taken just yesterday!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
The folks from New Belgium brewing came to town today as part of the 2010 Tour de Fat. The bicycle-themed event featuring a five-mile ride, bands, entertainment, food, and of course, New Belgium's fine beers. On the main stage, one lucky soul signed over the title to his car and received a brand new commuter bicycle.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
The July Theme Day is Reflections
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The Wisconsin Center Building is reflected in the Milwaukee River. I really like the patterns, contrast and color in this.