Cream City Brick

Milwaukee, Cream City. No, it's not from dairy and it's not from brewing. Milwaukee is called Cream City from the colour of bricks, used everywhere and made from local clay. We have cathedrals made of cream. And why not? It's a beautiful material.

I've been spending my lunch breaks with my new Fujifilm X-T2 skulking around the alleyways of the Third Ward, an old industrial sector now mostly polished into a commerce-and-condo district, taking pictures of Cream City brick. The patterns of wear and weather, the patch-jobs and neglect, make for striking images.

So allow me to introduce you to this delightful material.

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