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Milwaukee's Most Beautiful Photos of 2016

Published On 01/04/2017 Published On 01/04/2017

While the consensus seems to be that 2016 couldn’t end quickly enough, Milwaukee was still a beautiful place to spend it for many of those 365 days. And here’s the proof -- these gorgeous photos (thanks Instagram!) allow us to look back on and remind ourselves that, hey, even when things aren’t going great, at least we live in a pretty awesome (looking) city.

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If you can get up early enough, the sunrise over the lake is worth missing a few non-waking moments.

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That takes some serious backwards writing skill. Having a mirror helps!

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The Riverwalk looking good as always not matter the time of day.

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The Calatrava for minimalists.

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Every Milwaukeean should make the trek out to the Red Lighthouse at least once.

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We dare you to not drool over Oscar’s Frozen Custard (even in the winter).

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Is anyone else worried that Stay Puft Marshmallow Man might show up?

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That light can make even the most non-descript parts of downtown beautiful.

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A Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned served by the fine folks at Blackbird Bar.

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MKE's City Hall is a state treasure especially during the holiday season.

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No, this is not some tropical island. This indeed MKE.

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The skyline over Lake Michigan had some big changes this year.

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Even our storms can be beautiful, especially once they’re over.

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Some think this sculpture might be an eyesore to some, but it's looking pretty good from this angle.

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Fall on the Seven Bridges Trail in Grant Park.

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If this pile of meat and carbs from Cafe Benelux isn't pretty to you, you probably not a local.

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This little snail calls The Mitchell Park Domes its home.

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We love our city but sometimes we need a big, bold reminder of the state in which we live.



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Lacey Muszynski is a Milwaukee native who had way too many photos to choose from. Follow her on Twitter @worthhersalt.

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