Jones Island in the rain.

Most of the pictures I took here were from inside the car since the weather ranged from light rain to heavy downpour and back the whole time we were there, providing a thick gray filter for my shots. After a while, the routine was window down, shoot shoot shoot, window up. Wipe down camera. Mop inside of car. Rinse. Repeat.

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This is a very bleak part of Milwaukee with little traffic but for trucks. Jones Island began as a marshy island between two rivers and has been gradually transformed to the (working) harbor/pier area of the city. “The land is heavily industrialized and only contains a couple of mature trees,” according to one account I read and I can offer a big “You betcha” to that one.

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Going all medieval on you for the next shot. I am not sure if this is THE Baxter Grain Elevator or A Baxter grain elevator, since Mr. Baxter, the designer, actually did a stint in Milwaukee for 12 years before taking his talents as Grain Elevator Maven off to Buffalo, New York. Either way, you need only crop the silos and you are left with an evil fortress located somewhere in the Austrian Alps: Schloss Bösen.

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And the ever-so-famous “Bridge to Nowhere,” currently undergoing major repairs.

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Skipped the “window down” step on this last one and proceeded directly to “shoot shoot shoot.”

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Comments
  1. sedge808 says:

    these are so good.
    i love the bridge shot, but they are all good.

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    Kind of “1984” in its aesthetic. Nice shots.

  3. Mario says:

    Fabulous set Wabi!

  4. “Schloss Bösen” – that’s hilarious, love it!

  5. Jane Lurie says:

    I love grain elevators. The image with the train, smokestack, reflections..great. The leading lines really work. Another terrific set, Patricia.

  6. Milwaukee looks to have a lot of Cleveland to it (or vice versa!)

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