I have one more photo post to do for this, but that will take a bit of work as it was a panorama shot. These are the last nineteen that I chose out of the 500 I took on the mountain, and the last being a shot from the car of Lake Windermere.
By the riverside in the city of Derby, stands an impressive building, visible from various locations in the city, and providing one of my favourite views in the city from the high street. 967 more words
The day started just east of Summerfest Grounds, underneath a popular city sight, the Hoan Bridge. The air was cool, and the sun was bright.
We find ourselves at Pierhead Lighthouse. Originally, it was light gray, but was painted red sometime after 1947. It was used until May of this year, and now sits as a defunct historic landmark, which will either be dedicated to a preservation or non profit society, or sold at auction.
Discovery World is a fun spot for both kids and adults alike. This interactive museum takes off the tight “do not touch” restrictions found in most museums, and instead invites people to indulge their curiosities.
Milwaukee’s trademark skyline structure, the Art Museum, designed by Santiago Calatrava, is as interesting on the inside as it is on the outside. Several rare paintings and sculptures adorn the contemporary halls of the building, and promises an interesting tour with a variety of limited exhibitions.
The Milwaukee County War Memorial center was built in 1955 and dedicated on Veteran’s Day in 1957. Inside, you can expect to find an assortment of information on Milwaukee’s military history and development. Sadly, a display containing several scale model figures exemplifying the styles and technology of various eras, was destroyed in an accident last year.
This sculpture, dubbed “Spillover II” was designed by artist Jaume Plensa, the same person responsible for “Crown Fountain” at Chicago’s Millennium Park. It is located on the grounds of Atwater Park in Shorewood, just north of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
The architectural charm of the city speaks volumes about its artistic appeal. This exposed beam structure roof houses local Blue-Ribbon winning restaurant, “Chubby’s”, which in my opinion is home to the best Cheesesteak in Wisconsin.
in 1982, artist Mark de Suvero graced Milwaukee’s skyline with “The calling”. It wasn’t received with pure fanfare, however, as the notion of a private donor brought controversy into it’s purchase and placement.