I traveled to Madison, Wisconsin several times in the last few years. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison,_Wisconsin)
Ten years ago, I lived in Madison for about a year and a half. I loved my time here. So now, whenever I am in the area, I stop by to see the great city and to visit old friends.
A view of the capital building across one of the lakes…
I visited University of Wisconsin (UW). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Wisconsin%E2%80%93Madison)
When I lived in the area, I spent a lot of time on campus. UW is excellent at involving the community members in their school. I attended great conferences, participated in events, and listened to nationally recognized speakers on campus (for free).
The football stadium….
The Wisconsin Union Terrace…
with it’s distinctive chair design….
The Terrace borders Lake Mendota and is a popular hangout for students and local residents. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Mendota)
The city has a great activist community. When I lived there, I was part of a lot of progressive actions, including lobbying at the capital.
I visited during the 2011 budget protest (early in Scott Walker’s first term as Governor).
I joined the crowd. (That’s me in from of the capital building. copyright 2011 Margaret Navarre Saaf)
I also visited Picnic Point on the south shore of Lake Mendota. (I did not know about the area when I lived in Madison. I am glad to find it now.) (http://lakeshorepreserve.wisc.edu/visit/picnicpoint.htm)
peaceful shade on a warm summer day….
sacred Indian mounds… (http://lakeshorepreserve.wisc.edu/landscape/nativeamericans_2.htm)
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