Category Archives: architecture

Grohmann Museum, atrium and elevator shaft

Not a lot to say about this picture except that I liked all the parallel lines running at different angles. I’m a real sucker for parallel lines πŸ˜„

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Protective Coloration

Like a zebra or tiger, this garbage can’s “disruptive coloration” stripes allow it to blend in with its environment . . . at least during the time of day that afternoon sun pours into the Grohmann Museum via its four-story … Continue reading

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Of dovecotes and pigeonholes and ortolans and extinction

In reading a novel set in England around 1815 this past week, I followed two characters into a “dovecote” that had fallen into disrepair. I’d heard that term before and vaguely associated it with some kind of architectural feature similar … Continue reading

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A different view of the new Milwaukee Bucks Arena

I spotted the new Milwaukee Bucks Arena on the way to Starbucks for coffee this morning. Do you see it? Do you now? For comparison, here is a photo I took of the arena under construction back in July: As … Continue reading

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Architectural Correspondence

A random thought as I looked across the street while waiting for the light. MSOE’s Campus Center was once the Blatz Brewing Bottle House. Doesn’t that row of vertical stone columns rounding the corner look a bit like a string … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Sidewalk Canopy

Looks like they’re getting ready to do some repair work on the German-English Academy Building. I was struck this afternoon by the crisscrossed geometry of shadow and scaffolding (hence the pic πŸ™‚ )

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After Hours – Grohmann Museum

Took this photo last night shortly before leaving work. The galleries were closed but were illuminated by the rays of evening sunlight coming through the atrium. I especially liked how the sculpture on the left seemed to float in the … Continue reading

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