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The entrance of a bumper car building at Bay Beach Amuzement Park.
Since I organize an active, local meetup group I get around town frequently.  I always bring my camera and sometimes I capture things when the lighting is right or something captures my attention.  Here is a collection of cropped and enhanced photos representing my own city. 

Green Bay is one of the oldest cities in the state and the third largest and along with the surrounding communities encompasses a population of about 300,000.  This city started out as a fur trading hotbed and has transitioned from the papermill capital to an industry leader for medical care offering 4 state of the art hospitals and home to thousands of doctor specialists. 

I have seen tremendous improvement and diversity over the last 14 years since I moved back here, thankfully.
An artists pallet of colors found in fresh flowers at Farmer's Market.
  Efforts increase to restore rather than replace old buildings, some of which have storied pasts.  Entertainment venues are diversifying and my city is growing the reputation for live music.  It is so easy to find live music everywhere on weekends of just about any genre. Theaters for live Broadway shows have created the perfect prescription to attract national and international entertainment.  Our sports options here are also excellent with an NFL team, and indoor football team, hockey and all levels, high ranking college basketball, a semi-pro baseball team, and throngs of championship golf courses to enjoy and test your abilities. 

An artists movement is trying to take hold here offering numerous tiny galleries for sculpture, photography, painters, weavers, and glass artisans.
A new harbor at the mouth of the Fox River and Green Bay.
  The first Art Festival, Art Street, began about 28 years ago and arrives annually in August drawing about 70,000 visitors from around the region displaying work from 200 arts from around the country.  The art scene is a big draw with our many Farmer's Markets that take place somewhere in the city 5 of 7 days of the week from June through October. 

After nearly 100 years of ignoring our vast waterfronts, we are finally getting with the program and clean up our water, our shores, and developing along the water to bring people to nature.  Though out Department of Natural Resources is simply ridiculous in restrictions (they feel our water should remain unused like in the caveman days) the city is making progress in appreciating and restoring our water and beauty it brings.
Our Theater which was expanded and rebuild in deco style - opened in 1995.
  The Fox River flows right through the heart of the city and runs into Green Bay.  Very slowly we are building restaurants with views along the river and preventing erosion.  Though our summers here are short, there is nothing more pleasant than the water here!

Beginning a few years ago, the Tall Ship Challenge and Festival selected Green Bay as one of 4 Great Lakes Ports as a stop, the only one in the state.  The magnificent festival occurs over 4 days and draws nearly 100,000 visitors.  With 13 schooners in port the festival draws visitors from about 6 nearby states, as viewing and boarding the ships here to examine up close and personal is easy and uncrowded here.  This festival is returning this summer in August of 2010.  Put it on your calendar as a "must see" if you are a sailing fan, it is a spectacular and exciting event!


travelman727 says:
Elle, as always - another great blog! You truly are the Queen of Green :-D
Posted on: Aug 07, 2010
sweetsummerdaiz says:
Thanks Dan! Glad you enjoy them from this part of the country.
Posted on: Jan 03, 2010
rotorhead85 says:
Great blog and pics Elle!
Posted on: Jan 03, 2010
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The entrance of a bumper car build…
The entrance of a bumper car buil…
An artists pallet of colors found …
An artists pallet of colors found…
A new harbor at the mouth of the F…
A new harbor at the mouth of the …
Our Theater which was expanded and…
Our Theater which was expanded an…
Reflections of the Bay Fest carniv…
Reflections of the Bay Fest carni…
Artwork for sale at Broadway Farme…
Artwork for sale at Broadway Farm…
The serenity of riverfront Italian…
The serenity of riverfront Italia…
Retro diner in DePere, Pasquales.
Retro diner in DePere, Pasquales.
16,746 runners participate in the …
16,746 runners participate in the…
Sentiments from a political rally.
Sentiments from a political rally.
River cruise through one of the US…
River cruise through one of the U…
Annual Tall Ship Festival in Augus…
Annual Tall Ship Festival in Augu…
Meyer Theater, a sister of Atlanta…
Meyer Theater, a sister of Atlant…
Meyer Theater - opened 2/14/1930
Meyer Theater - opened 2/14/1930
Mexican dining.
Mexican dining.
Grafitti
Grafitti
We take our Teams accomplishments…
We take our Team's accomplishment…
Curly Lambeau standing guard at hi…
Curly Lambeau standing guard at h…
Vince Lombardi remains as history.
Vince Lombardi remains as history.
Tony & Tinas Wedding, an interact…
Tony & Tina's Wedding, an interac…
Table shuffleboard competitions.
Table shuffleboard competitions.
Als located in downtown Green Bay…
Al's located in downtown Green Ba…
Our original McDonalds.
Our original McDonald's.
This sign is the same as when the …
This sign is the same as when the…
Live performances on small stages.…
Live performances on small stages…
Golfing here is a happy sport :o)
Golfing here is a happy sport :o)
Lights transform our bonatical gar…
Lights transform our bonatical ga…
Lights transform our bonatical gar…
Lights transform our bonatical ga…
Lights transform our bonatical gar…
Lights transform our bonatical ga…
A hike in fall is peaceful.
A hike in fall is peaceful.
In color.
In color.
Sunset over Green Bay.
Sunset over Green Bay.
Artists butterflies grace the rive…
Artists butterflies grace the riv…
Baby buffalo on parade in spring.
Baby buffalo on parade in spring.
Dual copper towers.
Dual copper towers.
Antique Ferris Wheel.
Antique Ferris Wheel.
Green Bay Sights & Attractions review
Lambeau Field - Titletown
Whether you are a sports fan or a history buff, Lambeau Field is a cool place to see. The atrium is open every day and it is free to explore. If yo… read entire review
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