Category Archives: Milwaukee

Thoughts on the Staircase

Coming upstairs just now from my department meeting, I really liked the patterns of shadow and light on the staircase. Took a few quick pictures, natch 🙂 I think I like the photo in the middle best, mostly because in … Continue reading

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Top Down

I took this photo of our birch tree this week on a sunny early evening as I arrived home from work. Trees die from the top down, something I learned from the arborist years ago when our birch tree was … Continue reading

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Green lawn, white building, angled shadows, caged “works” (and thoughts on blogging)

Something about the bright sunlight and the white building, the slanted shadows and the lush green grass, and finally the caged meters and pipes caught my eye as I was walking down the hill to Starbucks a few days ago. … Continue reading

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Down to the Bone

MSOE’s Campus Center building, originally the Valentin Blatz Brewing Co. Bottle House, is getting some major restoration work done. Windows are being replaced, as is apparently much of the exterior facade. Today I noticed that that the work seems to … Continue reading

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Milwaukee’s Water Street ladybugs and large veins at City Hall

Yesterday morning I walked over to a foundation’s office to hand-deliver a grant proposal for the daytime homeless sanctuary I volunteer with, Repairers of the Breach. (Website HERE; Facebook page HERE. Check them out if you’re interested in finding a … Continue reading

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MGIC Plaza in Black and White

I don’t do black-and-white photography very often. But these sunny-day pictures of the MGIC Plaza down the street from my office seemed perfect for a more stark presentation than color could give them. What do you think? (P.S. – As … Continue reading

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The Milwaukee (Library) Lion

In talking about my “Carnage at the old Washington Park Zoo” post over dinner last week with my friend and fellow blogger Karen Spivey, we started to reminisce about Milwaukee and its close relationships with favorite animals. For example, consider Samson … Continue reading

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