Monday, May 31, 2010

More Neighborhood Bikes


Something about a lonely bike.  I have this need to anthropomorphize them.  Why did your owner leave you all alone in the wind and elements?  How sad.  Maybe I’ll start a bike rescue organization for all these poor neglected guys.


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sense of Wonder


In bronze.  Bronze wonder.  Future super hero of Milwaukee.  Likely cannot leap tall buildings in a single bound, probably bulletproof.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ready For Spring


She was all bundled up.  But you could tell.  She was itching to explode into some nice spring weather.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Just Walking My Goose


That’s all.  Nothing suspicious or weird going on here.  Don’t worry, he doesn’t need a leash.  Oh, I wouldn’t pet him if I were you.



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Not a Seagul


Probably a ring-billed gull.  As was explained to me in a churlish manner a couple of weeks ago.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The New Lens




And it began.  The new birding hobby.  A pair of red breasted mergansers just passing through Milwaukee.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

And Another


I think the woodwork looks like a sunrise.  Alas, it was a sunset.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sunset Gems


There are some fantastically gorgeous houses hiding in Milwaukee.


Friday, May 21, 2010

My God, It’s Blue!!!


Or, greenish.  Anyway, it sure wasn’t brown.  That’s right, for one glorious week this spring the Milwaukee River was the proper water color.  Unfortunately, it did not last.  Back to the brown.  Don’t knock it, brown is beautiful.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Last One


The last of the 3rd ward manufacturing shops.  Charter wire is gone for good.  I believe they are converting the old shop into a parking lot.  Good businesses those parking lots. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010




It took me a whole month to catch up to this brave soul and get on my bike.  Now all I have to do is get on it again.   No, seriously, biking Milwaukee is great.  Except for the potholes, cars, and stoplights.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Historic and Delicious Art


Bolzano meats are delicious. Seriously delicious. It was the best pancetta I have ever tasted. I would go get some today, if I could only remember how…..

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It’s a Small World, and we had to leave



I’ll be honest, It’s a Small World was about 100 times better than I expected.  I don’t know if it was the kid with the bubble gun or the teenagers who weren’t to hip to laugh, the whole thing was a riot.  Overly bright, poppy riot.


The designers of this thing were whacked.





Cartoon natives, and teekeey poles aplenty.



Oh, then they kicked us out.  That’s right, our last ride at Disney was It’s a Small World.  Bye, bye, magical kingdom.




The next day, we rode around on the ferries and looked at the hotels.  Oh, and we rode on the train, then we took a bus to the plane, then we flew home.  So, ferry, train, bus, plain, and a car.  A good day for transportation if I say so myself.




Until next time Mickster!



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Afternoon to then Night



And we begin with Mickey’s pumpkin.  How crazy, it is shaped like Mickey!



Minnie’s house was, unsurprisingly, more popular than Mickey’s.  Little princesses just can’t help themselves, everything must be cute and pink.



Piglet peering out of Pooh’s tree.


If you’ve been to Disney World, you may be aware that there is a large lake in between the parking lots and the park.  To get from one to the other you can take a bus or train.  Or, even a ferry.  Yet, there they are, waiting a half hour or more for a ferry ‘ride’ that is fundamentally no different than the transportation from the parking lot.  The big wheel on the back (not pictured) does nothing, it is a propeller driven boat.  Blarg.



Chip ‘n’ Dale!



Light Flowers!





I think he is supposed to be a wine drinker from Fantasia.  Not really sure.






And our good friend the ferry.



Thursday, May 6, 2010

Begin the Day



We began with a glorious ride at the magical Space Mountain.



Then we began to walk.  And walk, and walk.  




The grand palace.



The closest thing to a roller coaster in the park.  One thing you figure out about Disney, is that it isn’t Six Flags.  Rides aren’t crazy fast thrill rides, instead each is an experience.  And it is magical.



The Hall of Presidents was actually pretty cool.  Kat couldn’t believe it was robots (more like large puppets, but I digress) on stage.  Human like robots.  Robots trained to act. Robots trained to inspire.  Robots trained to love?




A magical parade!



Woody is certainly one of my favorites.  I will always believe in you Woody!




Tree house, cool.  Dated, but cool.


Aladdin’s bazaar was not the most impressive.  I think I bought some flip flops.