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Old January 20th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #941
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A winter view from the IDS Tower in downtown Minneapolis. The new Twins stadium can be seen just below the smoke column.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 12:09 AM   #942
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Here's a picture of a local Milwaukee icon that burned to the ground yesterday. While I'm sure Pizza Man has some great insurance, there's no way to replace the quirky ambiance of this building that lasted nearly half a century. I walked by last night and the East Side (Milwaukee's hip college district) looked like a war zone. It was creepily quiet.

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Old January 21st, 2010, 01:55 AM   #943
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there's no way to replace the quirky ambiance of this building that lasted nearly half a century.
I think it's the exterior of this building that would be forever lost, but I believe you're being too pessimistic about the quirky atmosphere vanishing. (Well, I guess it is too soon after the fire to feel otherwise.)

Milwaukee has some remarkable indoor design talents and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of quality unique custom crafts furnishings, and just plain gimcrack, to cover the walls an ceilings of interesting eat-and-drinkeries. Of course, if they reopen it won't be a carbon copy, but if they do a good job, (and why not?), customers will quickly make it their own again.
The pizza was good too, wasn't it?
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Old January 21st, 2010, 06:35 AM   #944
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DaVinci Horse - Frederick Meijer Gardens - Grand Rapids

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Old January 23rd, 2010, 05:24 AM   #945
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Chief Pet-O-Sega / Ignatius Petoskey with Modern Scarf - Founder of Petoskey, MI

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Old January 24th, 2010, 05:51 AM   #946
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nice horse ...lol
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Old January 24th, 2010, 06:32 AM   #947
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Leonardo's (Da Vinci) horse was a sculpture Da Vinci was never able to complete. There are only three such statues have been completed using his plans: one in Milan, one recently put on display in Atlanta, and this one in Grand Rapids' Frederick Meijer Gardens. It is quite a work of art.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 03:58 AM   #948
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Aftermath of the Pizza Man fire on Milwaukee's East Side:
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Old January 25th, 2010, 05:58 AM   #949
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West of Woodward

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Old January 25th, 2010, 11:36 AM   #950
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Leonardo's (Da Vinci) horse was a sculpture Da Vinci was never able to complete. There are only three such statues have been completed using his plans: one in Milan, one recently put on display in Atlanta, and this one in Grand Rapids' Frederick Meijer Gardens. It is quite a work of art.
Ok, cool!
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Old January 25th, 2010, 12:35 PM   #951
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Madison from Flickr

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Old January 25th, 2010, 12:51 PM   #952
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And inside the dome of the WI capitol.

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Old January 26th, 2010, 06:21 AM   #953
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Very interesting dome. It's quite similiar to that of the national capitol's. Michigan's rotunda is kind of odd, but not in a bad way, I don't think:

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Old January 27th, 2010, 07:32 AM   #954
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Old January 27th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #955
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Very interesting dome. It's quite similiar to that of the national capitol's. Michigan's rotunda is kind of odd, but not in a bad way, I don't think:
Yeah, the rotunda in the WI capitol is pretty huge, and everything echoes very loudly, irratating actually. The Michigan rotunda is quite good, I love the wood work!
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Old January 28th, 2010, 04:56 AM   #956
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Paule, do you happen to have any other interior shots of the Wisconsin capitol, specifically the legislative chambers?

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Old January 28th, 2010, 11:37 AM   #957
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I used to have some real nice pics of the chambers saved but I had deleted them months ago. I did find some recent ones though.

This is the Wisconsin Supreme Court by Virtualphotographers


This is the Governors Chamber by Jessie Reeder


This is the Senate Chambers by MyEyesRBlue


This is the House Chambers by alagen


The problem here is these pics of the Senate and House chambers don't show the whole room. The rooms are actually big and gorgeous, especially the ceilings.

Here a pic of the stained glass skylight above the House Chamber it's actually alot bigger than it looks in this pic by MyEyesRBlue

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Old January 28th, 2010, 11:49 AM   #958
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Here's another dome shot that gives a better feel for the size of it.

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Old January 28th, 2010, 11:50 AM   #959
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Ok now lets see some more interior shots of the Michigan capitol!
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Old January 28th, 2010, 02:06 PM   #960
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That rotunda is just plain wicked! Looks like the Vatican City or something. It looks a lot like Pennsylvania's rotunda now that I see the full view.

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Ceiling - either the house or senate chamber sealing which includes the state seals of every US state.

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These photos really aren't that great.
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