For those that don’t know, my maiden name is Badger. That makes any trip to Wisconsin special to me for a very silly reason. Enjoy these few snapshots!

First up, a trip to the capitol!

wicapital

wicaptialentrance

tulips

We saw this protestor many times over the span of a few hours. I hope he is celebrating the good news tonight.

protestor

During our walk down state street, a nice guy at The Orpheum Theatre allowed us in to take a quick tour.

orpheum1

orpheum2

Note for my fellow photographers: that ISO 12,800 isn’t too terrible in a pitch black room. See?

orpheum3

As seen on a college campus…

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union

uniondock

We ended the trip with a nice trip to the Henry Vilas Zoo. There is alot in Madison with the Vilas name. After doing a little research, I learned that the Zoo was named for William and Anna Vilas’s son, Henry, who died at a young age. They donated the land and stipulated that the zoo always admit visitors at no cost. How wonderful is that?

parrot

maccaw

prariedog

lions

And of course, the badger was “napping,” but I still think he’s pretty cute.

badger

And what’s Wisconsin without a cow? Ok, he is a statue, and he looks either curious or sad. But he’s a cow.

bratscow

COMMENTS
  • Great trip, great photos! Love the overview of the capital & the theater, especially!

  • Mary Cloninger

    When I was a graduate student, I lived a few blocks north of the zoo. I could hear the lions roar from my apartment. Great pictures!

  • Gorgeous Jess! I love them all. You are very talented.

  • Nathalie Rajwar

    I’ve seen all these places, and loved them all, yet this feels amazingly new, refreshing and beautiful! Thank you!!