Last week my company held its second annual User Group conference, where we invited all of our clients and to come to Milwaukee for sessions, networking, and to meet our team. This year it was held at the Pfister Hotel, a luxury hotel built in 1893.
Being in such an old building and experiencing the awesome architecture reminded me of my time in Europe with my college choir, seeing cathedrals, opera houses, and old churches.
Sitting at lunch last Tuesday, talking with one of my coworkers and a couple clients, I commented on how cool the ceiling was in the Imperial Ballroom. Interestingly, my coworker really didn’t care about it at all. I love the level of detail, the work involved, and the fact that most of it was likely hand-carved. I appreciate it because this level of decor and detail is pretty much extinct. Everything nowadays is more function over form, mostly because of cost.
I appreciate functionality as much as the next guy, but late 1800s architecture really is special.
|The Imperial Ballroom at the Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI|