Starting today and for the following weeks, I will be posting pictures from my tourist-ing around in downtown Milwaukee. I got to visit a lot of buildings and learn the history. I will be posting one building every Monday – and today starts with City Hall!
“City Hall has long been Milwaukee’s outstanding landmark. Built in German neo-Renaissance style, it resembles municipal buildings erected in Germany, Denmark, and the Low Countries in the late 19th century. However, the building’s trapezoid footprint makes it unique.” – Doors Open Milwaukee Website
I was waiting in line outside of City Hall for tickets, but the line was terribly long for only a small chance of getting them. I waiting for about a half hour and then decided to leave. These are the pictures I took while waiting in line and leaving.
A lamp hanging outside the main entrance.
A cherub, maybe, on the outside of the building.
Beautiful grating on the side of the building.
The fire escape from City Hall is quite exquisite.
The trash cans are rather beautiful downtown Milwaukee, aren’t they?
A little coffee in the morning is just what I needed to get me through this 9-5 tourist day!
[Photos and event from September 24, 2011]