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Saturday, April 14, 2012

A to Z Blogfest Challenge, Around the World in 30 Days - Milwaukee

The Passenger to Paradise visited Milwaukee last summer, so she decided the city was a good destination for the A to Z Blogfest Challenge and her Around the World in 30 Days - "M".

"Milwaukee Diners" MMSikes
Mixed media art Milwaukee Art Museum MMSikes

Pfister Hotel MMSikes
She was distressed to discover that the awnings on the Pfister Hotel are now red instead of the green  color she used when painting the hotel for her Hotels to Remember book. She couldn't change her painting, and now the outside of the hotel had a different appearance. Thankfully, she had already decided her book and all the paintings, photos, and stories in it were just a "snapshot in time".

The city had a pleasant feel to it, and the Milwaukee Museum was only a short walk down the street where it sits on the edge of Lake Michigan. Although she is not a big fan of Chinese art, the Passenger toured the special exhibit that was heading back to China the following week.

Since her last visit, the museum had completely changed, and the Pfister had a different exterior appearance. Nothing is certain except change, she decided.

What cities do you like to visit?


Beverly Diehl said...

Milwaukee is a good destination, period. (Hey, I'm a native cheesehead, we're loyal.)

My last visits home were too short,but that art museum is spectacular from the outside, the skyline and architecture is unique, and there's plenty to do, from sporting events to Summerfest to the zoo and museums, and tasty food to eat while doing it. (Have I talked myself into making a trip back, soon?)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti .. I love the mixed media art .. and the tour in general - and your other destinations .. I guess a trip we could all do at some stage ..

Fun to see and read - cheers Hilary

Chuck said...

I was born in Green Bay and never have been to Milwaukee. A friend of mine is from there and her last name is Pfister, she never did tell me if she was related to the hotel.

icedgurl said...

trekking your blog!!! never been there. but what a great place with our photos. :-)


Brinda said...

I've never been to Milwaukee. It always makes me think of the Laverne and Shirley show. You may be too young to know what I'm talking about. lol

Monti said...

Beverly, you must visit the museum. It's fantastic, and watching the wings open at 5 p.m. or whatever the time is amazing!

Thanks for visiting.

Monti said...

Hilary, thanks for stopping by. I love travel especially to unique destinations!

Monti said...

Chuck, you have to be a Packers' fan. Maybe we can agree on that one!

Pfister is an unusual name. If she is a member of that family, she probably has a great story to tell.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monti said...

No, I remember the show. Thanks for stopping by!

Monti said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, icedgurl.

Summer is the best time to visit Milwaukee, I think.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I've never been to Milwaukee as far as I know...and when I think about it, the only place I remember visiting that might have been in Minnesota was White Bear Lake...and I only remember that because I was a kid and got hit in the back of the head with a rock while swimming in the lake with family. Ah, random memories that surface for no reason.