Saturday, February 20, 2010

Madison City / Madtown

This weekend I was in Madison, which is the capitol city of Wisconsin, located about 80 miles west of Milwaukee. It is possible to get there from Milwaukee with The Badger Bus, but this costs around 20 dollars each way, so it would be better to drive the one and a half hour yourself
The city has been awarded titles like "the healthiest city in the US", "the best American city to live in" and "one of the fifty most gay friendly cities in the World". The city has several Universities and is therefore a big student city, with lots of events arranged by student organizations, including the State Street Halloween Party, with over 100 000 Halloween dressed participants and the Mifflin Street Block Party in May. The State Capitol (picture) is the beginning of the main street in Madison, which is called State Street and has a lot of restaurants, espresso cafès and shops. The street was decorated with silver snowflakes and lights and is only open for pedestrians and bikes. A great place to sit and take a coffee, without the noise and movement from cars.

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