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Milwaukee has the best yard "stuff"

Before I moved to Milwaukee, I was a frequent visitor and found myself getting lost in various neighborhoods looking for restaurants or the homes of friends.

One of the first unique parts of the city I came across was the house on Humboldt Boulevard that has a bunch of cars half buried in the front lawn.

This fascinated me, and even now I slow down to take a look at it. I'm not sure what I'm looking for – maybe some kind of "Revenge of the Fallen" thing might happen that day – but I do it nonetheless.

Then I realized – people in Milwaukee love having stuff in their yards. And not just usual yard stuff, like those glass globes or gnomes – but weird stuff.

Like a steel giraffe in a wooded, unkempt backyard. Or a ship's anchor. I mean, why not?

Know of any other weird yard stuff in Milwaukee? Sure you do. It seems we all love it.


emills81 | Dec. 21, 2012 at 4:02 p.m. (report)

google street view: 1504 n 33rd st. 53208. I used to love going past as a kid, though the life size hamburglar is now gone.

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