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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin and still has only about half a million people. Originally a brewing and manufacturing center, today it is making great strides to portray a friendly, hip outlook. The Milwaukee Art Museum recently gained international fame, with the construction of the new white concrete Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava. The structure contains a moveable, wing-like brise soleil which opens up for a wingspan of 217 feet during the day, folding over the tall, arched structure at night. The building has since become a symbol for the city of Milwaukee. Calatrava is currently designing the future train station - World Trade Center Transportation Hub - at Ground Zero in New York City. He is also building the Chicago Spire right opposite the Lake Point Tower on Lake Shore drive.

Milwaukee is less than two hours from Chicago, and is a great weekend getaway from the city. Start early and head North on I-94. Look for signs to the Lakefront as you enter and it will lead you straight to the Museum. Parking at the museum is usually cheaper than the neighboring lots. Next to the Calatrava masterpiece is the Discovery center and a man made path into Lake Michigan. Enjoy the stroll and then head in to downtown Milwaukee for lunch. There are lots of nice restaurants in the neighborhood. Milwaukee has numerous festivals through the summer so keep an eye out for those. One of the largest music festivals - The Summerfest - occurs here. As the afternoon starts to fade head to Bradford Beach and spend a relaxing afternoon in the waters of the lake. You can also check out the Harley Museum and Miller Brewing factory. If you like architecture the Basilica of St.Josaphat on 6th street is a must.

Milwaukee is a great blend of the industrial and artistic America.

Milwaukee Art Museum Panorama
Milwaukee Art Museum Panorama
Milwaukee panorama
Milwaukee panorama
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum, HDR
Milwaukee Art Museum, HDR
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Calatrava's Milwaukee masterpiece
Calatrava's Milwaukee masterpiece
Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM)
Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM)
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
The wings stretched out, Milwaukee Art Museum
The wings stretched out, Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Closed wing at the Burke  Brise Soleil, Milwaukee Art Museum
Closed wing at the Burke Brise Soleil, Milwaukee Art Museum
Lake Michigan, Milwaukee
Lake Michigan, Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Summer fun at the fountain, Milwaukee
Summer fun at the fountain, Milwaukee
Getting ready for a wedding, Milwaukee Art Museum
Getting ready for a wedding, Milwaukee Art Museum
Orchid centerpieces, Milwaukee Art Museum
Orchid centerpieces, Milwaukee Art Museum
A splash of color within the white walls, Milwaukee Art Museum
A splash of color within the white walls, Milwaukee Art Museum
Symmetrical shapes, Milwaukee Art Museum
Symmetrical shapes, Milwaukee Art Museum
Discovery Center, Milwaukee
Discovery Center, Milwaukee
Wind Leaves, Milwaukee
Wind Leaves, Milwaukee
View of the MAM from the Discovery Center, Milwaukee
View of the MAM from the Discovery Center, Milwaukee
View of the museum from the pier, Milwaukee
View of the museum from the pier, Milwaukee
Milwaukee downtown
Milwaukee downtown
Discovery World, Milwaukee
Discovery World, Milwaukee
View from the Lakefront, Milwaukee
View from the Lakefront, Milwaukee
Art in Milwaukee
Art in Milwaukee
Art in Milwaukee
Art in Milwaukee
Yacht heads out, Milwaukee
Yacht heads out, Milwaukee
Balancing the lighthouse, Milwaukee
Balancing the lighthouse, Milwaukee
Lake Michigan from Milwaukee
Lake Michigan from Milwaukee
Dennis Sullivan Schooner, Milwaukee
Dennis Sullivan Schooner, Milwaukee
Art festival, Milwaukee
Art festival, Milwaukee
Lazy Sunday afternoon for this seagull, Milwaukee
Lazy Sunday afternoon for this seagull, Milwaukee
Sharp and focussed seagull, Milwaukee
Sharp and focussed seagull, Milwaukee
This seagull is the most focussed, Milwaukee
This seagull is the most focussed, Milwaukee
A biker in the distance ready to join in, Milwaukee
A biker in the distance ready to join in, Milwaukee
Harley Davidson 75th anniversary celebrations in Milwaukee
Harley Davidson 75th anniversary celebrations in Milwaukee
The Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee
The Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee
Intricate carvings at the Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee
Intricate carvings at the Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee
The roof of the Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee
The roof of the Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee
The statues above the Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee
The statues above the Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee
Bradford beach, Milwaukee
Bradford beach, Milwaukee
Downtown Milwaukee
Downtown Milwaukee
Downtown Milwaukee
Downtown Milwaukee
Milwaukee downtown
Milwaukee downtown