Saturday, May 09, 2015
For today's "Anything Goes Saturday" we're going to travel all the way to Milwaukee, aka "Brew Town" (or "Beer City", which I don't like as much - why not "Sudsville"?)! It's the biggest city in Wisconsin, and Mr. Wikipedia tells us that it is the 31st most-populated city in the U.S. I have relatives in Wisconsin (in the lovely town of Oconomowoc, which I love to say), so I have had the pleasure of spending some time in Milwaukee.
I love this first photo, showing a parade marching down an unknown street; I looked and looked to see if I could do a "then and now" comparison, but no cigar. Knowing the GDB readers, they will have that nut cracked in minutes. I thought that the distant church spire (?) would help, but it didn't really. Anyway, being May, this might be a Memorial Day parade. I love the old-fashioned cops, the giant Schlitz billiard, and the roomy Avenue Bar. The kid in the yellow cap is around 70 years old now.
This photo affords us a nice elevated vantage point, looking toward Milwaukee's ornate City Hall. In 1895 it was the tallest habitable structure in the United States! The bell tower is 353 feet tall. I am happy to say that this building has recently been renovated, and is still standing proud today. It has so much history and character! I love all the old cars and trucks along the streets, and even the humble Huebsch Cleaners sign.
There's another bar, and another Schlitz sign!