Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment


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I had my camera with me, luckily, and just whipped it skyward at the right moment. Not great focus, but I think the moon is pretty sharp. Only an instant available.

Milwaukee Art Museum


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This mobile by Calder graces the main entry.

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The current show in the Calatrava exhibit space features affiches, or posters, from Paris near the turn of the 20th century. It is a fabulous show, well worth the price of admission.

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One of the most popular photos taken in the Calatrava, with the large windows facing Lake Michigan.

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Looking straight up at the wings.

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North wing seen through the glass ceiling.

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South wing. They mechanically open and close. Maintenance nightmare.

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Looking straight up again, you can see the wings spread out above the building.

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Architectural detail in one of the two long side hallways flanking the main exhibit space.

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Open pavilion area under the wings.

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Looking out through the reflection of the ceiling on the window, to the south.

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Just outside, a nice wide walkway winds along the Lake Michigan shoreline all the way from nearly the UW-Milwaukee campus on the upper east side to downtown Milwaukee and the Summerfest grounds.

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The same architectural elements continue into the basement parking structure, caught here in my rearview mirror on the way out.

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Close up of the Dale Chihuly blown glass sculpture from the lobby.

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Given to the Milwaukee Art Museum by Suzy Ettinger, in memory of Sanford Ettinger.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Create


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 My friend Theresa and I decided we would like to make murals out of tile. Well, out of broken dishes actually because with four children, I have lots of those and I’ve been saving them. Plus other odds and ends, like marbles, beads and bottle caps. So we decided to use bowling balls as the base so they would be sturdy and make nice garden ornaments when done. Here you can see our messy table full of creativity! (Neither of us has finished our balls yet, though Theresa used larger pieces of broken china so she now has her surface covered.)