Friday, November 12, 2010

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Art Museum, designed by Santiago Calatrava in l994.....Beyond wonderful.




Fantastic....A big white sailing bird on the shores of Lake Michigan.



The roof has flaps that open and close at noon.   









crossing over the bridge to the museum..Lake Michigan is in the back.







The “Seventh Ward”...upscale, trendy, fun..A former factory area on the Milwaukee River
turned into Lofts, shopping and great restaurants.





The old and the new emerge into one.





A glorious turn of the century (20th that is) building....
Spectacular...












Wonderful old buildings....






column detail...




Fabulous Food Hall and restaurants housed in
an old building.






The Electric Company door detail.



River front walkway... Factory turned into Lofts...
Location, location, location....




Glorious old churches.... 




Light fixture detail...












Bronze doorway detail...a mini tile mosaic






..thankfully many old buildings were not torn down.



I took loads of pictures that day.  Milwaukee is a beautiful, fun city with lots to do
and full of old world beauty, charm and grace.   This, mixed in with a lively, modern, urban
side,  makes it a fun place to visit .   



An enclosed walkway for those blustery winter days.
Fortunately for me, I didn’t have to use that...




What would Milwaukee be without the beer that made it famous...







A funky entrance....






Beautiful old buildings at every corner....

15 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love seeing old heritage buildings restored and repurposed for modern use!

Riki Schumacher said...

Love the bronze doorway! Very beautiful. Say, was in LA, got to swing by Wertz Bros and see your booth! Great job, what a fun store. Loved it. Hugs, Riki

PK Studios said...

I keep expecting to see Laverne and Shirley strolling down the street arm in arm! : ) Milwakee looks like fun. Would love to see that museum someday! And I love the contrast between the old and new... like Chicago. Thank goodness they aren't tearing down the old historic buildings anymore!

Jacqueline said...

What a fantastic area Cynthia......some beautiful architecture....old and new.
Oh, and I love your new header Cynthia. It looks great. Hope you and yours are well and enjoying life. XXXX

Paula said...

THe museum is a peice of art in itself! Gorgeous!Glad you have had a great time out. Love from my heart to yours!

Fire Byrd said...

Some great shots, love the detail ones, especially the electric company one. Glad you had a good visit.
xx

Pooch Purple Reign said...

i love it when a city keeps the old buildings and blends in the new. i just think that is sooo cool. great post girl!!
~laura xx

Joanna Jenkins said...

I've never been to Milwaukee before-- It's full of beauty and charm and character. Very nice. Thanks for all the great pics.
Cheers, jj

kelro said...

I've never been either. Looks like a great area. Thanks for the wonderful snapshots. Great eye (you) as usual!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Hi Cynthia! Glad to see you out here again. I missed this post - must have been after I "clocked out" on Friday. I was in Milwaukee once when I was little so obviously I don't remember any of this, much cooler than I imagined it to be. Thanks for the tour!

Midwest to Midlands said...

I lived in Green Bay many years ago and loved going to Milwaukee, although I imagine some places are very different now. That Farm Aid concert looked awesome. Also reading the post before, my Mom passed away 2 years ago and her birthday is Sunday, so I can empathize with you.
I see you have me on your sidebar - tahnks, I shall do the same with your blog.
Oh and enjoy Thanksgiving!!

Midwest to Midlands said...

Of course I meant thanks:)(not tahnks)

koralee said...

I have never been there but would sure love to go now...thanks for the tour.

Happy weekend. xoxoxo

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thanks for the link to Iris' Mystery song! Wonderful!

Pam said...

I loved Milwaukee when I was there, such a long time ago. Went to visit with my American hosts, their Milwaukee friend named Robyn. To my Australian ear it sounded like Rarbn. Enjoyed travelling your wonderful country immensely.Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics Cynthia.

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