Windows in the Zelazo Center, UW-Milwaukee


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The Zelazo Center used to be a synagogue and is now owned by the university. Today our research group held a social event here and I had to shoot these gorgeous stained glass windows.
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Reflections on the carpet.
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Upside down Hebrew on one of the banquet tables and below on the carpet.
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Flags


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From far left, clockwise: Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States, and City of Milwaukee flags reflected in a puddle on this extremely mild January day outside the UWM Library.

Around Milwaukee Today


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I upload right from my phone, but it’s too much work to type proper descriptions from there, so I sometimes remember to come back to my regular computer and annotate the images. Today, I remembered! This is a view of the Milwaukee River taken from inside Water Buffalo restaurant on Water and Buffalo. The shiny part of the water in the middle was frozen enough for ducks and gulls to stand on it and also to give a bit of reflection.

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I don’t know if this was meant to be a mouse, but it looks very much like a big hairy rat crawling distractedly toward a giant strawberry on the lower level of the Grand Avenue Mall. The thing is huge, probably at least a couple dozen feet long. It is wearing a Santa hat and appears to have a green cigarette butt dangling from its mouth. Nice. Happy holidays.

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Farm Girl Art & Antiques is on South 5th Street. This is their sign reflected in the roof of a parked car.

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This is also South 5th, facing north towards La Perla Mexican restaurant. The large Bacardi ad in the distance caught my eye. I think that was the side of a truck of some sort, but I don’t even know!

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This Little Free Library is outside the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts on South 5th Street. There are several in our city, which I think is awesome, but this one is a really pretty one.

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I have taken this photo before, but am compelled to do it each time I walk under this sign just north of the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts.

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Follicle, along this same block, is a hair salon with a very shiny, reflective window. There’s my Dad!

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The Esperanza Unida mural really stands out, especially on such a grey day among grey buildings.

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Well, this is one of those sawhorse type things that gets put in traffic or on sidewalks to warn people of some sort of danger or restriction and the light on top flashes when it gets dark out. There must be a word or much shorter phrase for these things, but it escapes me. Made a nice reflection against a sheet of metal.

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This antique sign was for sale in Farm Girl. Do they even still make Di-Gel? Not sure.
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Took this out the car window on our way home on 27th and State. It had started to snow and the wet road provided some nice reflections.

Sunset Trail Reflections II


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This was taken shortly before my phone died. I was using the GPS on it to measure the distance of the entire trail loop and that really sucks the life out of a phone. Oh, well. Next time I won’t have to map it so I’ll be ready for the buck that was munching just around the bend, the doe and her two fawns, and the great horned owl near the end of the trail that swept out from some large oak trees. I should return at dusk again with the big camera and a long lens!