Photo a Day Challenge

Appleton

School Days

School Days

The main hall of Lawrence University as seen through the railroad swing trestle bridge.


Shake It Out

Shake It Out

Billowing cottony seeds from the many cottonwood trees along the trail fall like snow in the winter


Hometown Glory

Hometown Glory

Downtown Appleton, Wisconsin as seen from the Fox River Trail.


Night Fever

Night Fever

Glowing neon signs lit up the night advertising shops, restaurants, beer brands, auto dealerships and fraternal lodges in earlier decades before the era of LEDs and flat screens.  A collection of neon signs owned by Jed Schleisner of Greenville, WI, is on display at Appleton’s Castle Museum.


All By Myself

All by myself

Left all by myself  to browse the library stacks at my leisure.


Tapestry

Tapestry

 

Enchanted Purple Temple of Bali, paper tapestry by Louise Petzold Bali, displayed in the Center.  Looks like Lois’ artwork has some competition.

 


Strange Brew

Strange Brew

 

Lois  created this priceless work of art on paper she recycled in an electric blender in the children’s lab. Here she is blotter drying her project before placing it into a press and then into an electric drier.


Great Pretender

Great Pretender

 

A paper flower made from recycled paper found in the center’s children’s lab pretends to thrive in the sunlight as the Fox River flows by in the background.

 


Nobody Does It Better

Nobody Does It Bettet

 

We learned that Wisconsin is the number one state in United States paper production.


Teach Your Children

Teach the Children

The Paper Discovery Center, located in the old Atlas paper mill building in Appleton, WI, offers children the opportunity to learn about paper making, a very important industry in the Fox Valley.  The center contains displays, models, simple hands-on working machines as well as a lab where they can make their own recycled paper.