Monday, February 28, 2011


Bernie Brewer tosses some give-aways to the people waiting in line at the Arctic Tailgate this past Saturday.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Meat Locker

A section of the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park is called "The Meat Locker" and is reserved for all things related to the Racing Sausages. T-shirts, stuffed plush characters, ornaments, key chains, and bobbleheads can be found there.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Arctic Tailgate

Single-game tickets for the Brewers went on sale today, and the team celebrated the event with the annual Arctic Tailgate. The first 1500 people who showed up (some of them were in line as early as Wednesday) received a t-shirt, hot dog, and soda. In addition, free coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts were served to those waiting in line.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pilot House

The pilot house at Discovery World stands out against a gray sky.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ride Home

Cars head east and west on Wisconsin Avenue in the late afternoon twilight.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Winter's starting to wear on me, so I was looking through some photos and decided this was a good diversion for today. A few more weeks and the snow will be gone, the plants will be greening up... I hope!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Erik Buell opened a small motorcycle shop in the 80's after leaving Harley-Davidson, and started building his own racing bikes, powered by H-D motors (like the one in today's photo). In 1998, Harley took a majority interest in the company, and closed the Buell factory a couple years ago. Erik has since opened a new shop and recently started selling racers again.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Today's Photo is a section of the Martin Levine etching/aquatint titled "Milwaukee River". The print is very detailed in its study of the area around the Marcus Center, Wisconsin Center, and City Hall.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stick Time

A young skater tries his hand at some stick handling on the Lake Park rink.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

More To Come

While most of the recent snow in today's photo has melted, there's more on the way for tomorrow. I was hoping we could put winter behind us, but it looks like we'll be facing reality for a while longer.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Part of a high school hockey game is a pre-game meeting with the coaches, captains, and officials. Tonight, the Marquette University High School Hilltoppers played the Whitefish Bay - Nicolet - Shorewood Storm in a playoff game at Eble Park in Waukesha. Marquette won the game 2-1 in double overtime.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Strung Up

Cables hold up a support at the Milwaukee Art Museum against a bright blue sky.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Single Pane

This large brick wall in an abandoned building had one single small window, tagged with graffiti.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Standing Out

The flag straightens out in the warm, stiff breezes as it flies above the Schlitz Park office complex.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Lights over the sign marking the west end of Miller Valley.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

An Early Spring

Pitchers and Catchers report to Spring Training tomorrow, and soon the games will begin. The Brewers announced that the Arctic Tailgate will be held on February 26th, and single game tickets along with a limited number of Opening Day tickets will go on sale that day.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Another Booker sculpture at the art museum, this one is called "Holla".

Friday, February 11, 2011


A field of low trees sits just to the south of the art museum. The scraggly, bare branches still hold last summer's fruit and form a suspended thicket.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

On A Stick

A delicious rink-side snack cooks over an open fire.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Harbor House

Between the Art Museum and Discovery World, the Harbor House restaurant offers dinner and beautiful views of the lake and the city skyline.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


A building undergoes demolition on Water Street as new condos are visible across the river in the background.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Irish for Badger's den, Brocach Irish Pub has branches in Madison and Milwaukee. The local branch is located on Water Street north of downtown. I had the BLT sandwich on a recent brunch stop, and it was delicious.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Seating For Four

The kiddie swings in Lake Park are lightly used this time of year, but they make for an interesting study.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

On Edge

Figure Skaters practice their moves on the Lake Park rink, located near the tennis courts. The ice was in really good condition when I was there, and I wished I had brought my skates with me.

Friday, February 4, 2011


This sculpture is called Hybrid, by Chakaia Booker, and is on display at the art museum. Made from recycled tires, the display of multiple pieces has strong organic tones and reminds me of large plants and flowers.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

North Point Lighthouse

Within the confines of Lake Park, the North Point Lighthouse sits high on a bluff over the lakefront. The original light was built in 1855, and the current tower was in place 33 years later.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


The blizzard last night left some rather large drifts, like this one in front of the door to the garage. Three hours of cleanup, and things are somewhat back to normal.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Theme Day - Fountains

The February Theme Day is Fountains

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Well, we're sitting here waiting for the worst blizzard in 12 years, and I'm writing about fountains. This one is at Catalano Square in the Third Ward, at the intersection of Broadway and Menomonee Streets. A nice place to hang out in the summer and take a break in the shade of the large trees.