Category Archives: Milwaukee

BMO Tower name goes up

The name was going up on the new BMO Tower in downtown Milwaukee when I took this photo Friday afternoon. I love all the construction going on around Milwaukee. This city has always felt like the biggest small town in … Continue reading

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What one ponders during meetings

Well, not all the time, of course. But one’s gaze does tend to wander when certain people talk. And if it’s a sunny day, certain areas of brightness and shadow outside the windows do tend to capture one’s attention, especially if the … Continue reading

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Gorgeous October sunset!

Taken tonight as I was leaving my office. I wanted to shoot a panorama so you could see the beautiful glow of all that orange light reflected and reflected again off of office building windows and down onto the streets … Continue reading

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Mid-century wall and windows – getting closer to getting it right

This wall of windows at Milwaukee Area Technical College has caught my eye for a long time. Not sure why, but the starkness of the pattern appeals to me. Previous photos, like the one below taken through my car window … Continue reading

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Lex Allen’s “love letter” to Milwaukee

If you live in Milwaukee, you’ve probably already seen this joyful music video. If you haven’t, you’ll fall in love with both Allen and the city he showcases so beautifully. The song is “Let Go.” Enjoy! 🙂

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PA ST

Abandoned for years, the old Pabst Brewing complex on the west end of downtown Milwaukee was redeveloped over the past decade by the Zilber Property Group. The area contains many of the brewery’s original buildings, with their signature crenallated rooftop … Continue reading

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Groovy Windows

Taken yesterday near the corner of Water and State in downtown Milwaukee.

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Best Quality Furniture Co. SALE SALE

I don’t know why this store caught my eye as I was driving home from work last week. Stores of this sort are ubiquitous in the central city. Each has such a strong personality, such a distinctly individual character, especially … Continue reading

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Grohmann Museum, 5:40pm, September 10

Taken shortly before I left work last night. The museum closes at 5:00, so most lights were off, making for the contrast between late afternoon sunlight and dim galleries. The Grohmann has a really interesting special exhibit right right now, … Continue reading

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Branding a Neighborhood

Milwaukee takes its neighborhoods very seriously, to the point of giving them official names (sometimes using the historic default, other times inventing new ones derived from some random but logical connection), drawing up official boundaries, and making up a logo … Continue reading

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