Monday, June 22
The stylistic micro-climate of Milwaukee Mediterranean crops up all over the place in town; already unexpected, it crops up in even stranger ways than you might suppose. I have seen everything from dilapidated store fronts to half-a-dozen apartment blocks done up in its distinctive brown brick and faintly Plateresque-Romanesque detailing. First, a house or small block of flats I spotted in West Allis.
Then, a somewhat run-down commercial structure in the same style with a surprising little cupola crowning the ensemble.
And now, a Buddhist temple in a most unexpected style.
Seriously, just when you think you've run out of things to discover...