“City Hall has long been Milwaukee’s outstanding landmark. Built in German neo-Renaissance style, it resembles municipal buildings erected in Germany, Denmark, and the Low Countries in the late 19th century. However, the building’s trapezoid footprint makes it unique.” – Doors Open Milwaukee Website
I was waiting in line outside of City Hall for tickets, but the line was terribly long for only a small chance of getting them. I waiting for about a half hour and then decided to leave. These are the pictures I took while waiting in line and leaving.
A lamp hanging outside the main entrance.
A cherub, maybe, on the outside of the building.
Beautiful grating on the side of the building.
The fire escape from City Hall is quite exquisite.
The trash cans are rather beautiful downtown Milwaukee, aren’t they?
A little coffee in the morning is just what I needed to get me through this 9-5 tourist day!
Marquette Raynor Memorial Libraries
The Raynor Memorial Libraries stop during the Doors Open Milwaukee event proved to be a unique stop of the day.
“An exhibit featuring the just completed Saint John’s Bible will be available in the main lobby of the library. Created by a team of five scribes and six artists, the 13 year project merged ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible. It is the first monumental, handwritten and illuminated Bible prepared since the invention of moveable type. This Heritage edition is a full-scale, fine art reproduction of the original vellum manuscript.” – Doors Open Milwaukee Website
Marquette’s St. Joan of Arc Chapel
“The chapel was originally in the little village of Chasse near the city of Lyon in southeastern France. The chapel’s original name was Chapelle de St. Martin de Sayssuel. During the French Revolution it fell into disrepair and by the time it was rediscovered, shortly after World War I, by Jacques Couelle, a brilliant young French architect, it had become totally dilapidated. Couelle worked with the French government to restore the chapel and negotiate its transfer to the United States.” – Doors Open Milwaukee Website
Amanda and I!
Mitchell Leather Factory
“Sturdily constructed in 1915 as part of a tannery, today Mitchell Leather is the sole downtown finished leather manufacturer, (which Milwaukee once led the world in production). Tour the factory where goods are made using machines dating back to the 1930s. See 10,000 hides in stock, and visit the downstairs retail store filled with custom briefcases, wallets and handbags.” – Doors Open Milwaukee Website
Wisconsin Club Gazebo
“On the southeast corner of the Wisconsin Club grounds stands what is likely the most unique garden structure in the city, if not the state. The large one and a half story wooden structure, popularly called the Gazebo, is properly known as a Belvedere. Alexander Mitchell had built it for the purpose of viewing his extensive gardens and greenhouses from a rich and idyllic setting.” – Doors Open Milwaukee Website
The top of the entrance to the Wisconsin Club.
Milwaukee Public Library
“The Milwaukee Public Library was formed in 1878 and occupied rented quarters for twenty years. This building was originally constructed as a home for both the library and the Milwaukee Public Museum.” – Doors Open Milwaukee Website
The ceiling from the inside.
Amanda and Ben Franklin!
Rare Books Collection!
US Bank Observation Deck
“Opened in 1973, this great, steel-framed and clean-lined skyscraper, with its white painted aluminum and bronze glass, has become an iconic building on Milwaukee’s skyline.” – Doors Open Milwaukee Website
“State of the Art” when erected in 1986, the Bradley Center hosts 150 events annually and is home to the Milwaukee Bucks, Marquette Golden Eagles, and Milwaukee Admirals. Visitors will be able to tour the entire arena, including clubs, suites, team locker rooms and select back of the house facilities.
The Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was built through the generosity of the late Jane Bradley Pettit in memory of her father, Harry Lynde Bradley. Bradley was a co-founder and chairman of the Allen-Bradley Company. The Bradley Center is the only major, public assembly facility in North America with construction underwritten through the philanthropy of a single family. Its construction and continuing operation represent a gift to all the people of the State of Wisconsin.” – Doors Open Milwaukee Website
This is the Milwaukee Bucks Locker room!
The hallway of the locker room.
The players names are above their cubbies.
Such a large television!
The carpet of the locker room.
We receive Bucks water bottles as a special for our checkin’s on FourSquare!
The basketball floor was taken apart. And the scoreboard was lowered.
We were on the jumbo-tron!
I can almost reach it!
Marquette Basketball’s locker room.
This is the 1882 headquarters of the Milwaukee Turners. Or, Turner Hall.
Denis Sullivan Ship
“The S/V Denis Sullivan was completed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2000 by professional shipwrights and nearly 1,000 volunteers. Annually the S/V Denis Sullivan travels over 18,000 nautical miles a year from her summer home at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, along the east coast to her winter home in Southern Florida. The journey is an unparalleled exploration of the five Great Lakes, East Coast and Caribbean, and the hydrological cycle in its entirety.” – Doors Open Milwaukee Website
Taking a picture of her taking a picture…
[Photos and event from September 24, 2011]
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