Historic Third Ward

Émile Bernard (French, 1868–1941), Iron Bridges at Asnières, 1887, Oil on canvas

It’s been three weeks since the big move, and the new apartment is starting to feel like home. We’ve made the compulsory ‘new apartment Ikea expedition’, have nailed down the best local take-out restaurants, and are unpacking those last few neglected boxes. Bernard’s painting, Iron Bridges at Asnières, reminds me a great deal of our new neighborhood, industrial yet tranquil. This Sunday we spent the morning exploring the area, with a stroll along the river, through Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, and a little grocery shopping at the Milwaukee Public Market. The Public Market hosts a selection of independent merchants with artisan and ethnic products, where the husband and I picked up some dinner staples for the week, along with a little inspiration (goat cheese & asparagus stuffed chicken breast? yes, please.) I think we have a new Sunday tradition in the making.

The Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee

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