Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I was at Usinger's this morning to pick up some of their awesome hickory-smoked bacon. While I was there waiting my turn at the counter, I took a few photos of the decor. This wall clock shows three happy Usinger's Elves and a chain of sausage links surrounding the dial. I'm looking forward to eggs and bacon tomorrow morning!
Friday, October 22, 2010
I'm working on a project scanning some slides today, and when I saw this one, I decided I had to share. This group of Cub Scouts is marching in the 1965 West Allis 4th of July parade. There's just so much to look at here - it really is a time capsule, opened for the first time in a long time. The sign the woman is holding caught my attention - 45 years later, we still have the same thoughts. I guess hope does spring eternal.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Congratulations to Casey McGehee, voted the Brewers' Most Valuable Player this season. Playing in all but 5 games this season, Casey batted .285, with 23 home runs and 104 RBI. Here's to a healthy off-season and a better 2011!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Detail of "The Calling". The sculpture is placed near a park on top of a parking garage that has been closed due to problems with the construction. If the garage is torn down (or the park removed), there's probably a chance that the sculpture will have to be moved. I'm sure that will make some people happy.
Monday, October 18, 2010
In addition to the Fall Chrysanthemum Show, the Mitchell Park Domes are hosting a special display in the Show Dome called "American Ghost Stories". Special decor reminiscent of spooky tales is scattered amongst the plants and flowers.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so many sports organizations are using the month as an opportunity to wear pink and raise money to support the cause. At the football game yesterday, Carroll University was wearing pink socks, towels, and sweatbands.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
On a beautiful fall afternoon, we took a ride to Carroll University in Waukesha to watch the Pioneers (in blue) play the St. Norbert Green Knights. The Knights prevailed, 30-6, and it was a great day for a football game.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
This building on the corner of Knapp and Water is now home to the Ultimate Milwaukee Cheeseburger, after AJ Bomber's restaurant won the competition on Travel Channel's Food Wars, beating Sobelman's. I like them both, for different reasons, and would find it hard to pick one over the other.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The drawbridges over the Milwaukee River need to be light enough to lift easily, but strong enough to handle the traffic passing over them. The honeycomb steel provides both, and also affords that unusual view looking through from above when something passes underneath.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Today was the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser at MATC in Oak Creek. The fundraiser set a record for the event, collecting over $45,000 to help fight hunger in the area. For $20, attendees get to choose a bowl and try soups and bread from dozens of local businesses.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Today's photo is another in the collection of Medal of Honor winners interred at Wood National Cemetery. Corporal Winthrop Putnam was a member of the 77th Illinois Infantry. At the Battle of Vicksburg, he and other soldiers carried a cannon by hand and fired it into a fortification.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Yesterday's photo was delayed by a lack of internet access, so I had to get home early today to wait for the cable company to show up and diagnose the problem. A bad connector on the pole was found and replaced, and all is better today.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
The media outlets are reporting today that the Brewers have let manager Ken Macha go. While I agree that the team did not perform well this season, I don't know that it's his fault. The fates of sports are fickle, however, and someone must take the blame.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
The October Theme Day is Graffiti
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This railroad bridge just off near the Third Ward attracts graffiti like many others, but I was attracted by the structure and condition of the original paint. Looking through photos for today's theme, I noticed the small tag at the bottom, and decided that in this case, less was more.