Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Day in Milwaukee

We visited the Mitchell Domes, fabulous botanical gardens.
I can't remember what it is, but isn't it amazing?! This is in the Tropical Dome.
A Provencal Garden in the Show Dome
Me and the kids in the Desert Dome.
Then we stopped at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.

This was my favorite part, the Milwaukee Art Museum. I have never been in a more fascinating building. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava (his first US work), and is simply breathtaking.
Sculpture by Dale Chihuly, UW-Madison alum. I love his work.
The view above
Taking a look at Lake Michigan.
If you are at all interested in architecture, and are in the Milwaukee area, I insist you stop by to experience this building. I can't explain the feeling, but it was inspiring. I can't wait to go back.


  1. I had no idea there was *anything* cool in Milwaukee. Glad to see I was wrong!