Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Now that we're through Thanksgiving and Black Friday, it's time to get your lights and decorations up and get ready for Christmas! The folks at Miller Brewing are holding their annual Holiday Lights show the next three weeks on Friday and Saturday nights. For those of you 21 and over, the tour includes the chance to taste a few samples of the company's products after the light show is over.
Friday, November 26, 2010
The keystone and brickwork above this window in the Third Ward show that while the building was a warehouse, the architect and builder still cared about appearance. The craftsmanship and materials still endure today, and add to the variety of styles in the area.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The Calatrava-designed addition to the Art Museum is one of those gifts that just seems to keep on giving. Every time I look at a photo, I see something else that catches my eye. Today's photo is the roof, taken from the outside, with its glass panels reflecting the blue from the sky.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
At the Harley-Davidson Museum, there's a wall with hundreds of gas tanks from various models of their motorcycles. The variety of shapes and colors along with the sheer size of the display make for a great visual attention-grabber.
Monday, November 22, 2010
With Thanksgiving on the way, a lot of people will be traveling by plane to visit family and friends. If they're passing through Mitchell Field, they might see this old pusher hanging from the ceiling. Whether you're taking planes, trains, or automobiles, safe travels this week!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Enjoying a well-deserved beer after a long day's work, and this photo came across my screen, so here it is. One of the murals at Best Place, the caption says something about that it does not matter whether you arrive home at 10 or 2, your Frau will complain the same - so why worry?
Friday, November 19, 2010
Red Arrow Park's Slice of Ice rink is tentatively scheduled to open on December 9th. Skating is free if you bring your own skates, or skates are available for rental. There's an indoor warming area available, and a Starbuck's is adjacent to the rink if you need a hot beverage.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Summerfest announced today that they will open one day earlier next year and be closed for the 4th of July. While I think closing on the 4th may be a good idea, opening on a Wednesday doesn't seem to be a real wise move. I guess we'll see once the attendance numbers are counted up.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
This morning, a new bridge was opened on the Hank Aaron State Trail, extending the reach of the recreational path to the far west side of the city. Bikers, joggers, and walkers will enjoy the new addition, at least until the snow flies... and perhaps longer, for the die-hards.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This year's edition of Trainfest will bring model railroad fans, young and old, to the Wisconsin Exposition Center. The show, which runs Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th, features layouts for viewing, hands-on demonstrations, and vendors of equipment and accessories.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
The lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel has this neat artwork - I can't come up with a different name for it - hanging from the ceiling. Looking up into the lights, it almost feels like you're underwater looking up towards the surface.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Tonight, I was at the rink at the Kern Center to see the MSOE Raiders play the Lumberjacks of Northland College. The Raiders won 5-2, sending the home crowd home happy. The traditional post-game handshake line is shown in today's photo.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The reflections off this bridge tender's house show the reflection of much larger, more ornate frames next door. It caught me by surprise when looking at this photo, and I might just have to go back and shoot this in better detail.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
The November Theme Day is Public Transportation
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My first ride on the Milwaukee County Transit System was as a young child. On that ride, my mother, brother and I met my mother's sisters and all our cousins, and we rode the route that my grandfather drove on the day that he retired. We didn't live in the county, so riding the bus was a brand new, exciting experience.
Today's photo is one of the route signs close to home.