Doors Open Milwaukee 2019

“Well, I'm a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers were coming here as early as the late 1600s to trade with the Native Americans… Actually, it's pronounced mill-e-wah-que which is Algonquin for the good land." - Alice Cooper, Wayne’s World

Grand Ave. Club - Doors Open MKE

This year, during Doors Open Milwaukee, we stayed a bit off the beaten path since we hit most of the major attractions last year. See photos from last year in gallery below.

The Mackie Building and 100 East Wisconsin Building

The Mackie Building and 100 East Wisconsin Building

The Milwaukee Ladybugs, 100 East, and City Hall

The Milwaukee Ladybugs, 100 East, and City Hall

The Chase Bank building with Carlos Rolón’s glowing floral cube in the lobby and 365º views of Milwaukee from the 16th floor:

The Chase Bank building with Carlos Rolón’s glowing floral cube in the lobby and 365º views of Milwaukee from the 16th floor:

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Looking South | The Third Ward

Looking South | The Third Ward

Looking East

Looking East

Looking North

Looking North

Looking West

Looking West

Rooftop
Visiting my cousin Frank’s Sadler Art Gallery in the Marshall Building in the Third Ward

Visiting my cousin Frank’s Sadler Art Gallery in the Marshall Building in the Third Ward

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Feeling melancholy at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center

Feeling melancholy at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center

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Feeling nostalgic on on the rooftop of the Catholic Financial Life building (aka Catholic Knights where I lived in Grad School:

Feeling nostalgic on on the rooftop of the Catholic Financial Life building (aka Catholic Knights where I lived in Grad School:

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Marquette campus looking south and the Court House in the foreground looking east

Marquette campus looking south and the Court House in the foreground looking east

The Pabst Mansion

The Pabst Mansion

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Cheers to Doors Open Milwaukee!

Cheers to Doors Open Milwaukee!

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Milwaukee City Hall

October 1, 2018 (274/365)

"One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!"

- Laverne and Shirley

Basilica of St. Josephat

September 30, 2018 (273/365) #domke #doorsopenmilwaukee

"If you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, 

if you're grateful, you'll see God open up new doors." - Joel Osteen

Wright Here in Milwaukee

September 29, 2018 (272/365) 

#domke #doorsopenmilwaukee

“The mission of an architect is to help people understand how to make life more beautiful...” - Frank Lloyd Wright

FLW American System-Built Homes on the 2700 block of W. Burnham Street, Milwaukee, WI 

Interior photos via Wikipedia and WrightinMilwaukee.org

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church 9440 W Congress St, Wauwatosa, WI 53225

All this Wright here in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Federal Building

September 27, 2018 (270/365) #domke #doorsopenmilwaukee

"It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government." - Alexander Hamilton

North Point Water Tower

September 26, 2018 (269/365) #domke #doorsopenmilwaukee

"A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands." - William Lyon Phelps

Coakley Brother's Water Tower

 September 25, 2018 (268/365) #domke #doorsopenmilwaukee

“People are like stained-glass. They sparkle when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I'd love to see this beautiful new water tower illuminated at night.

Week 39 - Creative: Abstract

September 24, 2018 (267/365) • Week 39: Photograph a common object in an abstract manner. 

"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something..." ~ Pablo Picasso

#dogwoodweek39, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 #domke #doorsopenmilwaukee

NML

September 23, 2018 (266/365) • "The Quiet Company" - Northwestern Mutual

My mom worked at Northwestern Mutual in the late 50's and 60's, decades before the post-modern tower that now dominates the Milwaukee skyline. She lived on Knapp Street with her friend, Jeannie — yes, just like Laverne & Shirley! She wore cat-eye glasses and sweater sets with pearls, and she often ate lunch at George Watt's Tea Room (Oh, how I miss that!). Before she quit working in 1968 to start a family (me!), she bought her daughter an insurance policy for which I just paid the $28.50 biannual fee. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to tour the new NML Tower and to take in the awesome view from the top, as part of Doors Open Milwaukee. From 22 stories above Milwaukee, I couldn't help but feel a little bit closer to Mom 💙 

PS: I'll be featuring more of Doors Open Milwaukee 2018 throughout the week. #doorsopenmilwaukee #domke