The Old World Charm Of La Crosse

Had another chance to visit La Crosse a while back and discovered a terrific downtown with lots of old world charm.  Many of the buildings here where built in the late 1800’s but have been kept up or rennovated to keep their appeal.  Another great thing about La Crosse is that it is located where … Continue reading

Downtown Racine: Where Old Meets New Meets Old

Whereas many of the residential areas of Racine have a modern flair to them (especially the farther away from downtown you go), downtown Racine still holds an Old Wisconsin flavor all about it.  Racine is most well know for the S.C. Johnson building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was also the birthplace of legendary actor … Continue reading

There’s Something Fascinating About Old Buildings

When driving around Kenosha last fall we ran past his old industrial factory that begged to be photographed.  While no longer in use as a factory, it is still used by local businesses for office space and storage (now called the Clock Tower Place).  Even so, it retains all the luster and charm of the … Continue reading

Into The Record Books For A Storied Franchise

In commenoration of the Green Bay Packers winning their 14th game this season, the first time in team history, it only seemed fitting to post a few photos from ever so long ago.  These are a few photos we shot along our journey this past year, one of which appears to be (or so we … Continue reading

In The Midst Of Tranquility – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin (Studio)

In the third and final posting about our visit to Taliesin, this is were much of the brilliance revealed itself as substative, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural studio.  We know a bit about studios, having worked in them for two decades, but never one quite so comforting as this one, but we totally understand the need … Continue reading

In The Midst Of Tranquility – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin (Interiors)

As a follow up to yesterday’s Taliesin posting that included exterior shots, today we are revealing some terrific shots of the interior rooms of the Taliesin estate.  There’s really no need to explain any of it (as if we really could, you really have to be there to get it), so we’ll let the photos … Continue reading

In The Midst Of Tranquility – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin (Exteriors)

With the blessing of the Frank Lloyd Wright foundation, we had the distinct pleasure of visting and filming at Taliesin back in August that included a splendid sit down interview with Wright historian Karen Murphy.  Fascinated as we have always been about Wright’s architectural brilliance, we had no idea that what we were entering that … Continue reading

An Oddly Wisconsin Experience At The Mitchell Park Domes In Milwaukee

The Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee where something both expected and unique.  When we went to visit them on a Saturday afternoon there were any number of interessting things going on including an art festival, a wedding, and a band playing in the park.  The coolest thing about this place (besides it having the same … Continue reading

Vintage Painter Christine Mount Kapp & Her Wisconsin Connection

We first met Christine Mount Kapp, Professional Oil Painter of Vintage and Americana styles of painting, at the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee last August during their summer arts festival.  Immediately drawn to her work as for its evident Wisconsin and Midwest depictions, we were able to secure an interview with her a couple of months … Continue reading

The Hidden History Of Ten Chimneys & America’s Greatest Acting Team

While in the Milwaukee area we had the great pleasure of interview Sean Malone, the President of Ten Chimneys Foundation in Genesee Depot where we discovered many wonderful and amazing things about a history within the state that few know about, though if we have anything to say about it, everyone will soon.  The photos … Continue reading