Abandoned House

Published December 10th, 2012

I've been driving by this abandoned home for years and been wanting to take some photos of it, but there are 'No Trespassing' signs posted all along the property. But one day, I decided to ignore the signs and stop and explore. I had a blast! I walked around the property quickly and took some photos. I was a little nervous that someone was going to come out with a shot gun and say 'hey, you didn't read the signs did you.' I tried going inside the house, but there was only enough floor to stand by the front.

I'm hooked and would love to go to more abandoned places. So much fun to explore these mysterious places!

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Milwaukee Art Museum

Published May 23rd, 2012

The graceful Quadracci Pavilion is a sculptural, postmodern addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum completed in 2001, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The structure incorporates both cutting-edge technology and old-world craftsmanship. The hand-built structure was made largely by pouring concrete into one-of-a-kind wooden forms. It is a building that could have only been done in a city with Milwaukee’s strong craft tradition.

Architecture:

Windhover Hall is the grand entrance hall for the Quadracci Pavilion. It is Santiago Calatrava’s postmodern interpretation of a Gothic Cathedral, complete with flying buttresses, pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and a central nave topped by a 90-foot-high glass roof. An average-sized, two-story family home would fit comfortably inside the reception hall.

The hall’s chancel is shaped like the prow of a ship, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking over Lake Michigan. Adjoining the central hall are two tow-arched promenades, the Baumgartne ...

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