East Side Guitar Mural Update


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Here’s the credit for the giant guitar mural I posted a few weeks ago.  Still not quite clear, but that’s all I’ve got so far.

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Flip-Flop Bush


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Came across this bush sporting single flip-flops along Cambridge Avenue on Milwaukee’s east side. As I stopped to snap a pic, the owner walked out and I asked her what the significance was. She said she just found them on her walks and would hang them on the bush – but only singles. Whole pairs are always donated somewhere. I think she and I could be good friends … 🙂

Bridge to the Newest Branch of the Urban Ecology Center in the Menomonee Valley, Three Bridges Park


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Riding along the Hank Aaron State Trail today I came upon this colorful bridge that leads to the Urban Ecology Center’s newest branch. The Menomonee Valley Branch is located in the brand new Three Bridges Park that abuts the trail. I tried to capture as much as I could of the mural, which runs along both sides of the bridge, through it (including on the ceiling) and out on the other side. Nature and history is portrayed, from the Milwaukee Brewers, to Father James Groppi, Harley Davidson motorcycles, ethnic festivals, fly fishing and skateboarding, and local architecture.

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Diversity is the art of living independently together – Malcolm Forbes

 

 

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Sorry – the light was pretty bright here for my phone camera.

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The ceiling inside the tunnel.

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The building in the background is the new Menomonee Valley branch of the Urban Ecology Center. For the bicycle riders out there enjoying the trails, it’s good to know there is an air pump available, even after hours, at the front of the building in case of emergency.

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This is the south side of the bridge coming from the Urban Ecology Center.

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One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

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I love this little salamander so I had to take a closer shot.

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This guy is riding a Harley Davidson, which is headquartered in Milwaukee.

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Father James Groppi and the civil rights movement in Milwaukee.

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Wareham Manufacturing Co. building in the background sporting some graffiti.