Photo a Day Challenge

Architecture

Larger Than Life

Larger Than Life

The 125’ high windmill dominates the town of Little Chute, WI.  Designed and built in the Nethrlands, it was disassembled, shipped to Little Chute, and reassembled on the downtown main street’s Windmill Plaza.


Take Another Look

Take Another Look

Red lacquer and gold leaf form a striking contrast on the ceiling of the Thai Pavilion at Olbrich Botanical Gardens’


House of the Rising Sun

House of the Rising Sun

The golden roof of the Thai Pavilion located at Olbrich Botanical Gardens sparkles in the sunshine.


Downtown

Downtown

Downtown Montgomery, MN circa 1910.


Meet Me At The Corner

Meet Me At The Corner

. . . of 2nd St. and Boulevard in Montgomery, MN, where the old Chief Beer Brewery is being renovated.


You Make Me Feel Brand New

You Make Me Feel Brand New

New siding and a new door does wonders for an older garage.


Three Flights Up

Three Flights Up

The grand staircase in the Edgar P. Sawyer 1909 English Tudor Revival home which serves as the cornerstone of the Oshkosh Public Museum.


The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

 

Silence is requested in the chapel as well as in the Basilica.


Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden

A golden silence is offered in the Basilica.


Reason to Believe

Reason to Believe

 

Visitors from all over the world come seeking healing, prayer, meditation or refuge.


Fifth Dimension

Fifth Dimension

 

For most religions, the Fifth Dimension is the highest realm a Soul can reach. http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_dimensionshyperdimensions02.htm

Appropriately, the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary is located on a hill 1350 ft. above sea level, high enough to view from its tower the Milwaukee skyline 30 miles away.

 


Never Going Back Again

Never Going Back Again

. . . without checking Milwaukee’s events calendar.  We were aware of the NCAA tournaments being played, but we never considered they were being held in the Bradley Center when we on a whim decided to visit the city.  We got stuck in bumper to bumper traffic next to this decrepit and abandoned brewery in single lane traffic as carloads of fans ahead of us attempted to park on the side or enter full garages.  (At least the Badgers won.)


I Saw The Light

I Saw The Light

 

Bray’s Point Lighthouse was built in 1909 by WI State Senator Wm. Bray to mark a dangerous reef at the Fox River entrance to Lake Winnebago.  In contrast to the Asylum Pt. Lighthouse, it was not only used, but it was also the only government licensed inland lighthouse at one time.  It was privately restored and reactivated in 1986.  It is privately owned.

 


Oh My What A Shame

Oh My What A Shame

 

Built by the WPA in 1937, the Asylum Bay Lighthouse is said to have never been lit.  It was rejected by the Dept. of Transportation as a navigation light for Lake Winnebago.  Located a few miles north of Oshkosh, WI..  it was refurbished in 2007.


Knock Three Times

Knock Three Times

No ceiling.  No pipes.  Just a door.


Religion

Religion

 

So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you — Jesus Christ


Wrapped

Wrapped

The helical staircase wraps around the interior of the Castle.


Endless

Endless

 

The Castle’s enclosed rock steps appeared endless as they disappear into what appears to be an endless spiral.


Tradition

Tradition

 

State and national parks traditionally contain open viewing towers made of open wooden stairway tiers which lead to a top viewing platform.  This tower at Eagle Point County Park near Clinton, IA was described by a couple of locals as “the castle;”  and it obviously does not follow the traditional plan.


Foil

Foil

Bonsai trees rooted in a thousand year Japanese tradition present a striking foil to the large contemporary white and glass conservatory exterior.


Fence

Fence

Both exterior fence and conservatory exterior are of simple uncluttered contemporary design.

 


Patterns

Patterns

Interconnection, a glass blown piece created on commission by Douglas and Renee Sigwarth, consists of 180 spheres suspended in three 18 ft strings from the ceiling of the building’s glassed in apex.


High Key

High Key

Brightly lit white painted hallways lead to the pointed end of the two floored building.


Vision

Vision

Architect Jim Shields envisioned and designed a new wedge shaped Museum of Wisconsin Art to occupy a wedge shaped property located in West Bend, WI.  The museum’s vision espouses innovation, technology and social connectivity with focus on the art.  The new museum celebrated its grand opening on April 7 of this year.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/201551761.html