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Da Yoopers Tourist Trap

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap Michigan - Funny Roadside Stop
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Belgian Brick by Brick

Belgian Brick Home and Additional Buildings From the Brussels, Rosiere, Walhain, Luxemburg United States Areas.





Belgian Brick by Brick

As part of my heritage I have found great pleasure in asking questions and seeking properties that still house some of the first settlers homes. I was on my way to Sugar Creek last week and decided to reshoot this old Belgian brick home and outbuilding.

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0 In Door County Landscape Photography/ Explore Wisconsin/ Photography by Nikki Vig Blog

Happy as a Clam

Sugar Creek County Park in Brussels Wisconsin Southern Door County

Happy as a Clam at Sugar Creek

Last Thursday afternoon I got a text from my husband asking if I had plans for the night.  He was asked to go walleye fishing after work.  I replied, nope.  No plans, but go I’ll make some now.  It was a very warm day and we had an extreme amount of rain earlier in the week, so I knew the creeks would be running. Late in the day makes a wonderful time to play in the water happy as a clam with a tripod and camera.

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0 In Michigan Travels/ Midwest Travel Locations

Abstract Fire Tower Bell Print

Abstract Fire Tower Bell Print

Abstract Fire Tower Bell

Capturing the Shadows, Lines and Strength

I wanted to capture this impressively beautiful and elaborate old fire bell tower as an abstract fire tower bell print in black and white. I am not one to shoot and turn a print into black and white, unless I see the shadows, lines and strength before I take the shot. This fire tower drew me in and immediately I saw the strength to use black and white to capture those bold shadows and lines.

Where is the Tower Located?

The fire bell tower is located on the shores of Marquette, Michigan and just as she stood there weathering the test of time, I also wanted to capture her boldness and strength.

What Was It Used For?

The fire bell was used to alert the village that there was a fire, back in the day. The city built a large brick foundation to proudly preserve and show off her strength and history. 

Hopefully, you will agree that I captured the bold strength she shows in this abstract print.

 

Additional Locations in Michigan That May Interest You:

Sand Point Lighthouse
Eben Ice Caves 
Grand Island Ice Caves
Big Red Lighthouse Marquette
Millie Mine Bat Viewing Site

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0 In Explore Wisconsin/ Photography by Nikki Vig Blog/ Wisconsin Atv and Utv Exploration

Bass Lake Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Bass Lake Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Oconto County Wisconsin ATV & UTV Trail Access





Bass Lake Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Bass Lake Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is a 142 acre lake that you can reach by road access on ATV or UTV in Oconto County, Wisconsin. You can also can get there by vehicle too. For us, we enjoy riding the trails and stopping off to fish for a few hours.

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Mountain Fire Lookout Tower in Mountain Wisconsin

Mountain Fire Lookout Tower in Mountain Wisconsin

Mountain Fire Lookout Tower in Mountain Wisconsin

For a fun place to stop off at when exploring the trails in Oconto County in Wisconsin try Mountain Fire Lookout Tower in Mountain, Wisconsin. The tower has 132 steps and is 100-feet tall. The last original fire tower of nineteen.  Still standing on its original location in the Nicolet National Forest.
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0 In Door County Landscape Photography/ Vehicles

Jacquelyn Nicole Tugboat Sturgeon Bay

Jacquelyn Nicole Tugboat Sturgeon Bay - The Jacquelyn Nicole Tugboat docked along the bay in Sturgeon Bay. The historic Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin steel bridge and Bay Ship makes up the background of the photo.

Jacquelyn Nicole Tugboat Sturgeon Bay

The Jacquelyn Nicole Tugboat docked along the bay in Sturgeon Bay. The historic Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin steel bridge and Bay Ship makes up the background of the photo.

Tugboats line the shores between the two bridges in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  You never know what tugs or large ships will be passing through. The Jacquelyn Nicole is about to embark on another venture on Lake Michigan.

 

 

 

0 In Brown County Wisconsin Photography/ Explore Wisconsin/ Midwest Travel Locations/ Midwest Videos

Bairds Creek Green Bay Early Spring

Bairds Creek Green Bay in early spring.  Early spring; the snow has melted and the creek is running fast. The rebirth of the year.  All the plantlife and animals are waking up from their winter’s nap.

The creek flowing is one of the seasons first promises that spring is truly on it’s way.  Let my path walking and hiking adventures for the season officially commence.  Bringing the promise that plenty of nature will be caught on camera this year.  The excitement awaits.

Enjoy this short video.  I am not an excellent videographer. Matter of fact, my teen told me I have much to learn and practice.  No plans on breaking out into the video business. Thinking we are all safe.  I enjoy sharing little pieces and parts of what I see.  Even if I stink at it.  I’m sharing.  I shall take the free advice given by my teen and build from it.  Maybe, I shall get better.

0 In Door County Landscape Photography/ Lake Michigan Lighthouse Photography/ Midwest Travel Locations/ Photography by Nikki Vig Blog

Good Morning Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin

Good Morning Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin

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Spent Saturday getting my fill of three counties. What a day! Just got done uploading pics from the camera. Pictured is the Sturgeon Bay Lighthouse in Door County. Good Morning Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin I could wake up for a sunrise like this every morning.
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Wequiock Falls Green Bay Froze Over

Wequiock Falls Green Bay Froze over – the falls are located in a small county park just off the highway in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

They are the perfect, short stop off to stretch your legs after a heavy rain. The water flows extra heavy, then,  More often than not during the summer months, you will find a slow trickle or a dry bed.

 

In the winter, nothing short of amazing.  As the weather temperatures change, so do the falls. Each week brings a new sight for the senses.

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If you want to see some additional pictures and or need the location read this post.

Additional Waterfalls I Have Visited:
Munising Michigan / Fonferek Glen Brown County, WI Video

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Fred A Busse Chicago Fire Boat

Fred A Busse Chicago Fire Boat
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The retired Fred A Busse Chicago Fire Boat found a home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin as a tour boat.  Visitors can board the Fire Boat at the city dock and get a water view of Sturgeon Bay sites.  Visitors can see the ships along Bay Ship Building and cruise through the canal and view the Sherwood Point Lighthouse, Sturgeon Bay Lighthouse and Coast Guard Station.

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Toft Point for an Afternoon Hike

Toft Point Door County Wisconsin for an afternoon hike. - Toft point is located on Toft Road in Bailey’s Harbor, Wisconsin. On a unique 732 acre piece of property that is maintained by UWGB Green Bay.

Toft Point for an Afternoon Hike

Greetings! Hope I find you well. Today, was an interesting day for me. I got a chance to drag my husband out to Toft Point for an afternoon hike. A break from the normal and sometimes boring walking trails that I walk. Truth be told; right now there is not a whole lot going on where I walk. I’m rather bored with the day to day walks.

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0 In Brown County Wisconsin Photography/ Midwest Videos

Canadian National Train Bridge

Canadian National Train Bridge

The Green Bay, Wisconsin Canadian National Train Bridge located in the middle of the Fox River. The bridge is moved by the railway operators when a train needs to cross the river.

We spend plenty of time on the water during the summer.  If you would like to see additional photography shots from the waters of Green Bay, visit this post.  I have shots in my fine art photography for The Leo Frigo Bridge, The Grassy Island Lighthouse Range, and an entire album just dedicated to Green Bay, Wisconsin.

 

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Door County Anderson Dock

Door County Anderson Dock
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Door County Anderson Dock is located in a quaint little village of Ephraim, Wisconsin.  Ephraim was founded as a Moravian religious community. The steeples of the Ephraim Moravian Church and the Free Evangelical Lutheran Church-Bethania Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation are the landmarks of the village. Up until 2016 Ephraim was the only dry municipality in the state of Wisconsin.

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