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Red Light, Green Light

As reflected in the second-floor window of the MSOE Campus Center across the street from my office around 5:45 last night ūüėĄ

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Tree Climbing

Just a shadow that caught my eye around noon today. I like how the tree seems to be growing out of the doorway and spreading up the wall.¬†I’ve seen whimsical fairy/gnome doorways in trees before . . . But this … 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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Visiting with Sonia

What a nice surprise this afternoon to discover that my old friend Sonia was broadcasting her WMSE (91.7FM) “Blues Drive” radio show from the Grohmann Museum to promote Gallery Night. I was working late this afternoon when I saw her … Continue reading

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In an Earlier Era of “Walkable Cities”

If you take a close look at some of Milwaukee’s older neighborhoods, you’ll notice that a hundred¬†years ago (approximately, say, 1870-1930) factories were surrounded not only by¬†the modest cottages of workers but also by¬†the mansions of the owners. Today you’d … Continue reading

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Blue Skies over the MSOE Campus Center / Blatz Brewery Bottle House

It’s¬†been a nose-to-the-grindstone kind of day.¬†Reading lots¬†of student drafts in my two sections of film studies and compiling/composing feedback for the debate teams in my freshman studies class. I got to work shortly after 8:00 this morning and will be … Continue reading

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Three Views of the Val. Blatz Brewing Bottle House (MSOE Campus Center)

Light changes the appearance of things, as shown¬†in these photos I took yesterday. What initially caught my eye was the gleam that obliterated detail as sunlight hit the stone tiles above the windows. (Update: I noticed a few days later, … Continue reading

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