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Old November 5th, 2009, 02:00 AM   #1
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Milwaukee: America's Most Wonderful City as seen from the amazing Lakefront

































Some biking paths that run along the lakefront and have ramps to the neighborhoods of the dense Eastside.











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Old November 5th, 2009, 02:10 AM   #2
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For first thing I think of when someone says Milwaukee is this:



followed by this:

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I've never been to Milwaukee, but I want to some day soon. Judging from all the pictures here on SCC, it looks like an amazing town!!! Is it true it was once called "the German Athens"? I read that on line somewheref
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For first thing I think of when someone says Milwaukee is this:



followed by this:

yeah, that's what everybody thinks.

Perhaps sometime later, I can take photos of our statue built in honor of the Fonz. And no, I am not joking about this at all.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 02:14 AM   #5
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I've never been to Milwaukee, but I want to some day soon. Judging from all the pictures here on SCC, it looks like an amazing town!!! Is it true it was once called "the German Athens"? I read that on line somewheref
Most of the US mid-west is heavily German, so it wouldn't surprise me. I want to visit too.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 02:21 AM   #6
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bravo, great tour. I need to give more of the hoods a look away from downtown next time I go up.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 02:25 AM   #7
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I've never been to Milwaukee, but I want to some day soon. Judging from all the pictures here on SCC, it looks like an amazing town!!! Is it true it was once called "the German Athens"? I read that on line somewheref
Its a pretty decent joint.

Yeah, Milwaukee was called the Deutsche Athens back in the day. At one point German was the most spoken language in the city and they had alot of influence on culture/politics/etc. Beer gardens, shooting contests, turnverein gymnastics/cultural centers, breweries, schafkopf/sheepshead card games (still widely played in Wisconsin), and things of that nature. Milwaukee still is the most German major city in America I believe (per capita) and alot of people are proud of their heritage.
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Most of the US mid-west is heavily German, so it wouldn't surprise me. I want to visit too.
perhaps when the Jays' pay a visit again?

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bravo, great tour. I need to give more of the hoods away from downtown a closer look the next I go up.
thanks alot, glad you enjoyed the tour! A bit more to come.
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Most of the US mid-west is heavily German, so it wouldn't surprise me. I want to visit too.
Yeah, the same is true here in Ohio as well, Both Cincinnati and Columbus have large German and Austrian populations. As a matter of fact, I believe we (German-Americans) make up roughly 20% of the cities population!
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Its a pretty decent joint.

Yeah, Milwaukee was called the Deutsche Athens back in the day. At one point German was the most spoken language in the city and they had alot of influence on culture/politics/etc. Beer gardens, shooting contests, turnverein gymnastics/cultural centers, breweries, schafkopf/sheepshead card games (still widely played in Wisconsin), and things of that nature. Milwaukee still is the most German major city in America I believe (per capita) and alot of people are proud of their heritage.
Do they still have a German social club there? We have Germania here, which I've been a member of since 2008. I think this summerm assuming I'm still in the courty, I might go visit Die Deutsche Stadt!!!
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Do they still have a German social club there? We have Germania here, which I've been a member of since 2008. I think this summerm assuming I'm still in the courty, I might go visit Die Deutsche Stadt!!!
there are a few organizations/schools and things of that nature,

here is a list of a bunch of clubs and groups in the region,
http://www.germanfest.com/festinfo/organizations.html


the most prominent in Milwaukee is the Milwaukee Turners. They have weekly discussions on social/political issues, a gymanstics program, fencing club, fitness programs, a resturant/bar, and host musical acts (pretty decent ones).
http://milwaukeeturners.org/

musical act calendar
http://www.pabsttheater.org/calendar-turner.html

others,

http://www.bavariansoccerclub.com/main.php

http://www.goethehousewis.com/

http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/german_imm/
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perhaps when the Jays' pay a visit again?
Good idea. Do the Packers play any games in Milwaukee or are they all in Green Bay? I suppose tickets to that can't be had any way. Is Racine or Kenosha considered part of Milwaukee?

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Yeah, the same is true here in Ohio as well, Both Cincinnati and Columbus have large German and Austrian populations. As a matter of fact, I believe we (German-Americans) make up roughly 20% of the cities population!
The German-American population rivals that of ethnic Germans in Germany: 51 million (United States) vs. 75 million (Germany)

Seems like most of the Germans went to the States, while Canada got mostly the French and British. Kitchener-Waterloo and parts of southern Manitoba are the only heavily German areas north of the border. Perhaps, we can borrow some of you guys. Who doesn't like Germans?
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Nice shots, Is the lake too cold to swim in at this time of year?

The name Milwaukee comes from an Indian word pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which means "The good land" in Algonquin.

Alice Cooper taught me that.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #14
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Very nice photos from Milwaukee city
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It looks bloody depressing!
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Very nice, I didn't know Milwaukee had such nice spots... but it's not the most wonderful.
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The German-American population rivals that of ethnic Germans in Germany: 51 million (United States) vs. 75 million (Germany)

Seems like most of the Germans went to the States, while Canada got mostly the French and British. Kitchener-Waterloo and parts of southern Manitoba are the only heavily German areas north of the border. Perhaps, we can borrow some of you guys. Who doesn't like Germans?
Well I plan on moving to Canada within a year, so you'll get atleast one extra German in the near future!
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Nice shots, Is the lake too cold to swim in at this time of year?

The name Milwaukee comes from an Indian word pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which means "The good land" in Algonquin.

Alice Cooper taught me that.
Yeah, its way too cold to swim this time of year and the waves get very rough. Even during the summer, the water is too cold to ever get comfortable swimming in!

I love all the random Milwaukee references in movies and t.v. shows we are famous for! Few other cities in the world are famous for quotes in movies, old t.v. shows, and gay cannibal serial killers.
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Good idea. Do the Packers play any games in Milwaukee or are they all in Green Bay? I suppose tickets to that can't be had any way. Is Racine or Kenosha considered part of Milwaukee?


Seems like most of the Germans went to the States, while Canada got mostly the French and British. Kitchener-Waterloo and parts of southern Manitoba are the only heavily German areas north of the border. Perhaps, we can borrow some of you guys. Who doesn't like Germans?
Nah the Pack used to play at County Stadium in Milwaukee for 2-3 games a year, but now they exclusively play at Lambeau Field since 1994. Tickets can be had, but you still have to pay more and jump through hoops to get them.

Racine is apart of Milwaukee MSA, but its more its own city then a Milwaukee suburb. Kenosha is apart of Chicago's metro area and arguably has more in common with the northern Chicago suburbs then it does with Milwaukee.

Whats the deal with the lack of Germans in Canada anyway?
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It looks bloody depressing!
I haven't managed to kill myself just yet. But in all seriousness, I would have thought you would have gotten my sarcasm in the title. The weather here sucks for most of the year, but there are alot of nice diversions (cough cough alcohol bars Bucks cough cough).

If you can manage dealing with the cold, snow, and 3 month of summer----you will find that Milwaukee is a very jolly town!


Oh, and thanks everybody for the kind words! Much appreciated.
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