Snow Day in Detroit!!!
(Small playground up near City Airport - corner of St. Patrick and Gunston.)
Sunset over Zug Island.
Samuel Zug’s land became an Island in 1888 with the dredging of Short Cut Canal from the Detroit River to bypass several bends in the River Rouge. Detroit Iron Works was the first industry on the island, opening a blast furnace in 1901. By the mid-1930s, Great Lakes Steel had a fully integrated steel mill in operation.
Carrying about 25% of Canada-US commercial trade traffic, the Ambassador Bridge has trucks lined up all the way back across the suspension portion of the bridge waiting to clear US Customs. The central suspension span is 1,850 feet (560 meters). It opened November 15, 1929, and is privately owned.
Busy Bee Hardware | Lafayette Park
Leo Gillis built Detroit’s only dome house on the edge of Mexicantown in 1999. The house is 4,000 square feet and was one bedroom and a single bath. The second dome is a two-car garage. When Leo and his wife and two kids lived there, Leo also used the garage for a recording studio.
The geodesic dome design was the 1948 brainchild of R. Buckminster Fuller. He wanted to housing to be simple and sustainable. Leo’s concrete dome house is said to use about half the energy needed to heat a conventional home its size. Leo sold the home in 2012 and it has been mostly vacant since.
8,000 trucks cross this bridge every day.
Is it just me or has instagram not been as much fun lately since the latest algorithm change...?
Man vs. Monolith
Seems like I brought back the cold to Michigan, here's to hoping for sunny days!
Famous people from Detroit-Curtis Armstrong’s first role came in the 1983 hit film "Risky Business". However, he is probably best known for his next role, that of Dudley "Booger" Dawson in the 1984 hit comedy movie "Revenge of the Nerds". I had the pleasure meeting Curtis at Motor City Comic Con where he shared stories about Detroit. He talked about his love of Vernor’s Boston Coolers, that his parents still live in the Metro Detroit area, and he says that he is here often to visit them. A true class act. -
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So much has started on this building..., but nothing but the art as stuck. Gotta love the art!