Friday, January 20, 2012

UP Michigan & Door County Wisconsin

Egg Harbor had a lot of Art Galleries and Public Art. Here is one example that I liked. This will end the series on Egg Harbor (but not Door County). Before I can continue I find I have to take another trip - yea! See you all in a few weeks.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

UP Michigan & Door County Wisconsin

Cupola House, built in 1871, is a stately example of Gothic revival style architecture and, as such, is rivaled by no other in Door County. This house was built by Levi Thorp, one of the earliest settlers in the Egg Harbor area, and reflects the position this early merchant had in the county. This house was paid for with gold dust he brought from California in a chamois money belt after the gold rush of 1849. He was particularly careful in the selection of wood for his new home and found knots unacceptable and, as renovation has revealed, he was most successful in avoiding them.

The house is as square and solid today as it was when built – this being due both to the fact that the house’s foundation rests on bedrock and that Levi Thorp used lumber of grand dimensions throughout. The floors are white pine brought across the frozen waters of Green Bay from Menominee with the other lumber needed for this beautiful project. A staircase rises through the center of the house and is graced by banister and newel post of butternut.

The central hall surrounding this staircase has fine examples of early wallpaper and wood grain painted woodwork and doors. This house is, and will remain, an exquisite example of early Wisconsin design and craftsmanship. The renovation and preservation of this historic house was supervised by its new owners, Richard and Gloria Hansen.

Opened to the public for the first time in its history in June of 1982, the Cupola House has continuity of quality and friendship – similar to Levi Thorp’s expectation for this house.

Today's image is of it's front door. They don't build them like this anymore!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

UP Michigan & Door County Wisconsin

Egg Harbor had a number fine restaurants and while we did not eat at this place, it did have the best sign.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

UP Michigan & Door County Wisconsin

There were endless photo opportunities in and around Egg Harbor. Here is a sunflower from someones garden.

Monday, January 9, 2012

UP Michigan & Door County Wisconsin

Right at the edge of the town I found this Big Horn Sheep (Ovis canadensis statuist) hanging out. His favorite food is WD-40.

Friday, January 6, 2012

UP Michigan & Door County Wisconsin

Egg Harbor was a fun little village. Did I mention they had fast girls & fast boats?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

UP Michigan & Door County Wisconsin

While in Door County I made Egg Harbor my base of operation. In case you don't know where Egg Harbor is I took this picture to help you find it.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

UP Michigan & Door County Wisconsin

It's a New Year but I still have more pictures to share from Door County so here goes. There are a lot of parks in Door County with many trails to explore. Here is another cute little bird that was up in the canopy above us.