The Milwaukee, Wisconsin harbor lakefront on the first freezing day of December 2011

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Viewing the Milwaukee skyline panorama photos one can see the following sites from left to right:

South Shore Park in Bayview, WI, the Allen Bradley Tower, the Milwaukee Port, WE Energies smokestack, the Hoan Bridge, Chase Building, Faison Building, City Hall, 411 East Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee Pier Lighthouse, US Bank Building, Summer Fest grounds, University Club Tower, Art Museum, Discovery World, Milwaukee Breakwater Lighthouse, Lake Shore Drive Park, McKinley Marina & Park, Columbia St Mary’s Hospital, Old Water Tower, North Point, Bradford Beach, Milwaukee Water Works Linnwood Treatment Plant, and a barge leaving Milwaukee Harbor.

The Fox River canoe trip flows through mostly marshy areas, but also farmland, and occasional houses can be seen.

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The Fox River canoe trip was 7 miles (4 hrs) from Mukwonago to Big Bend Wisconsin. The trip was started at the bridge crossing the Fox River on county road ES (National Ave). The take out point was at Big Bend Village Park. There are no dams and we encountered no other hazards. It’s a very windy river that flows through mostly marshy areas, but also farmland, woodland, and occasional houses can be seen. Some of the area is for wildlife preservation. Birds, including Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, a pair of Sandhill Cranes, Kingfishers, Swallows, Martins, Lesser Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Red Winged Black birds, and hawks can be seen. Also encountered were several fish jumping, turtles, a muskrat, and deer.

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The S/V Denis Schooner was proposed and built as a project to serve in educating people about the Great Lakes.

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When the S/V Denis Sullivan was at the Milwaukee Port I decided to see it, however I didn’t expect it would be fogged in. When I arrived, the fog was so thick that it was difficult to see more than a few hundred feet. Needless to say it made the panoramic photos more difficult to take, as they were right at the schooner.

The Home Chapel at the National Soldiers Home Historic District. A birthplace of veteran care in America, and it remains.

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the National Soldiers Home Historic District is the only one of three original Soldiers Home sites to have its Home intact. Established in 1865 by legislation signed by President Abraham Lincoln just after the Civil War. Situated near Miller Park Stadium, many are not aware of the 25 post–Civil War historic architectural buildings, as well as Wood National Cemetery. These six panoramic buildings are presented to show the historic beauty and to raise the awareness.

The Wood National Cemetery was established in 1871 to inter the remains of the Civil War soldiers and other soldiers under the care in the VA Medical Center.

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The Coptic Orthodox Church is an Apostolic Church that was founded by St Mark the Apostle, and it prserves the teachings passed down by the Apostles in the Scriptures.

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The main historic downtown event area of Cedarburg looking down Washington Avenue

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This kind of event, as well as historic attractions, has made Cedarburg well known in Wisconsin and the Midwest. Annual events and attractions are located in the downtown area of old stone houses, churches, and retail establishments with Victorian buildings from the mid-1800’s. The view looking down Washington, Avenue is one of the more familiar views.

This is a lake front view of Milwaukee, WI showing familiar attractions: Lake Michigan, Santiago Calatrava Museum, Wisconsin gas building, US Bank building, Discovery World, Sun Burst sculpture, and Wisconsin Avenue.

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You can see other Milwaukee and Chicago panoramic photos by selecting from the categories and tags list in the right column.

These panoramic views show one of my first panoramic photos made of downtown Chicago when I was learning how to make them. I have added to it recent views of the Belmont Harbor and Lake Shore Drive after the traffic stopping snow, and a view of the Milwaukee lakefront showing familiar places.

The Dall Sheep are one of the dependable Zoo animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo

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Select this link to see photos of the Herring Gull at the Milwaukee County Zoo

The Milwaukee County Zoo is always an interesting Zoo to go to. In the winter it is more limited by the weather, however on this January day it was a good day. There weren’t to many people out, but the outdoor animals were having a good time in the sun. The Penguins were swimming and jumping in the water. The geese and Mallard Ducks were walking on the snow and ice patches, and swimming in the water ponds. Monkeys were running around Monkey Island, and playing with each other. The seals and Polar Bear were doing their thing. I always like to see the Dall Sheep on the rocks and butting heads. The Camels and Zebras were showing off in their calm sort of way. Hope you like the panoramic photos.

The duck blind can be seen after the first freeze and snow on Mallard Lake at the Wehr Nature Center.

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After the first freeze and snow, the early morning sunshine sweeps across Mallard Lake at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The air was nippy, the snow and ice were crisp, the geese were gone, and it was bone-chilling quiet in the cold. Everyone sat in their car, with the motor running, as they sipped their hot drink and watched the view. I stood in the cold and took these panoramic views. It only took a moment.