Hoarder’s World


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Hoarder’s World is a junk/antique shop in Milwaukee’s trendy Third Ward. It was already a place I knew about and visited when nearby, but the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel featured it this past Friday (click on “Hoarder’s World” to read the article). After visiting the Milwaukee Public Museum with my youngest, I asked where he would like to go next. “The junk shop!”

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This head on a table greets third floor visitors.

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The Kneeling Woman Torso End Table was seen in the J/S article so I was delighted to see the ugly thing in person. Would look wonderful in my son’s dorm room. Below is a shot of the top, which also looks like it would really go with college dorm room decor.

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There is a lot of junk, of course, but every once and while you see these large paintings tucked in along walls. They aren’t bad either, if not quite mainstream. I don’t understand the comment on the one below. Maybe a note to the artist to remember what color he was going to finish up the background with?

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In another third floor corner . . .

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This large painting has been in a room on the second floor for a long time and I LOVE it. I’ve never inquired after a price because I’m sure if it’s even for sale I can’t afford it. I just keep taking pictures of it whenever I see it.

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Shot glasses for sale in a window.

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Hoarder’s World is located in an old warehouse-y building with lots of interesting twists and turns and odd passageways accessed by industrial looking doors in the middle of walls that make you want to explore. Here’s a couple shots of one of those intriquing doors.

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Stairway from first to second floors.

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Long view of the second floor, which gives you a better idea of the general crazy, fun layout.

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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.

Polo King


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The owner of this flashy, sticker-laden Toyota works where this car is parked. I asked one of the other workers inside if this guy played polo. Her response? “No, he WEARS Polo.” LOL!!!

People in the area always see this car and note how it changes over time. My brother just said to me last week, “Have you seen the polo car lately? He’s gone even more crazy on it!” I particularly like how he has cut out shiny pink stuff and crudely framed the Toyota symbol on the trunk. Maybe I’ll get a close-up of that next time. You can see green sticky stuff on the word “Solara” too.