Wisconsin is more than just beer, cheese and sausage. We have lakes too, just not 10,000 (Minnesota). Have you ever been to Wisconsin? If no, why? Because you know too little about it? Probably. If I wasn't from Wisconsin, I'd have likely never visited. It is only my personal experinece with the place that I know it has value beyond the obvious.
The two largest cities are ok, and get their fair share of attention. The Northwoods however, is the real Wisconsin. Some of these pictures are the first panorama I ever took. They took a long time to finish, and I was happy with the results. Ever since I had made it a mission to take panorama whenever I am traveling to a new place and find a nice view.
Madison, Wisconsin - Here is a photo of lake Monona with Madison's capital building in the background. Madison has always been a great college town hosting the UWM Badgers. The heart of the city is placed between two lakes, Mendota and Monona, and peppered with city parks. For a flowery experience check out Olbrich Botanical Gardens. And if you are in town for Halloween, then grab your best costume and hit state street.
During the day, Olin park provides a great view of the city as well as a backdrop for weddings and parties. Here you see the capital building during the day as it sits proud above its neighboring buildings.
Devils Lake, Baraboo, Wisconsin - Tucked away in central Wisconsin is a great park called Devils lake. It is the most visited park in Wisconsin and boasts over 29 miles of park trails as well as the 360-acre spring fed lake which you see here. It has a nature center and a campgrounds as well. This park is 2 miles out of Baraboo and only 40 miles from Madison, the state capital. This photo is part of a 4 photo series, which due to the weather, is still a work in progress.
Sugar Camp, Wisconsin - Here is a sunrise over Sand Lake in Northern Wisconsin. I very much like the arc in the sky made by the light morning clouds. If you look close, you can see the black speck just underneath and to the right of the sun: an early morning fisherman looking for his catch. The lake is very popular for fishing and water sports, and has 2 summer camps and a very nice resort and bar right on the lake.
On a crispy night, the sun sets over the west end of the lake. This is when the pleasure boaters go in for the night leaving only a few persistent fisherman with the lake to themselves.
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