Monday, September 4, 2017

WANDERING DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE

Sometimes I find myself just wandering around downtown Milwaukee with my camera.  Here are some photos from recent excursions.

I am always attracted to the city's older architecture, especially when the sun highlights a building's fine historic masonry.




I liked this last shot for the streetlamps in the lower right corner, but I think I need to try harder on the  balance of the composition.  A reason to revisit the scene.

I also visited the Hilton Garden Inn, a beautiful conversion a few years ago of a long-neglected office building.  Here are a couple of shots of the hotel's atrium.



The Calling is a somewhat controversial sculpture that sits at the east end of Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee.  Here is an attempt at an unorthodox perspective, perhaps more notable for the clouds than for the sculpture.


Finally, a few detail shots.  The first is of the base of a copper (I presume from the color of the metal's patina) pedestal on what was originally the Northwestern National Insurance building.


The second is of pavement-level street sign in Milwaukee's Third Ward.


Finally is a semi-abstract of an interesting tabletop, also located in the Third Ward, made from sawn lengths of wood branches.


John

1 comment:

  1. I love your pictures especialy the B & W

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