Tuesday, July 2, 2013

DETROIT!!! ( PT. 2 :)


Hi All :)

I Hope you are having a lovely week :)

So, our life is in a constant state of change right now, people coming and going, graduating college, starting new careers, new jobs to enhance careers and moving to other cities, so I feel as if I have been doing laundry all week (well, actually I have, lol :)

So, as I say "Goodbye" again to one of my Sons I thought it would be a perfect time to share with you Pt.2 of the photos I shot in Detroit. Knowing that change is inevitable, we must embrace it and change with it or we crumble and fall :(


Click on Photo to see larger images :)

These 1st 11 photos are of the magnificent Michigan Central Station, you can read about it HERE



















































These next photos are of some lovely brick buildings with the late afternoon sun glowing on them, they truly were/are beautiful, still standing against the odds :)



























I guess because of growing up in England I have a strong connection to buildings made from bricks and mortar :) 









You can see they have already put in new windows and doors, I think these are going to be condos, this is about a mile from Downtown, so great urban living. We also noticed some blocks of vibrant restaurants on the way to Downtown, so this is a definite sign of optimism and "re - gentrification :) 






























Just before we turned back towards Downtown we saw this beautiful Sunset and it really seemed to offer hope, I feel that Detroit will return like a Phoenix from the ashes and I look forward to be able to take photos of that in the future :)


If you get the opportunity to check out DETROPIA it is an amazing film. I watched it on Independent Lens on P.B.S. it is really an eye opening Documentary about what has and is happening in Detroit.


I Hope you enjoyed these photos; seeing the beauty in the decay and the optimism for rebuilding is very exciting to me :)

Have a lovely Tuesday :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


7 comments:

Meeling said...

Fab pictures!

And I hear you on the change part too. Yesterday my one son sat for his Senior pics. Seeing him in that cap & gown was so strange!! I remember bringing him home from the hospital and it doesn't feel like it was that long ago!! But life just keeps moving on and we have to keep moving with it. :-)

Carrie said...

Like it? I loved this post, reminds me of the Troubles and how you could end up in 'town' (Belfast) and find your fave shop in ruins - only to see the workers cleaning up and putting a sign in the window - back soon!
A building can have so many lives, how beautiful these are. Such hope shines through xxxxx

Annette said...

Fantastic photos, T.
It would be wonderful to see that city come back to life.
I'm learning not to get too comfortable with the way things are, because they're going to change sooner or later. We don't have a choice but to roll with it!
Have a happy 4th! :)

Almost Precious said...

What a magnificent old building the Michigan Central Station is, it has amazing architecture.
Yes life is full of ups and downs and change is inevitable.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Old buildings are so much more then their newer counter parts - reminds me of Grand Central in NY - I still can't believe anyone ever thought it was a good idea to rip down the old Penn Station - what a sin!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Love your pics! I've always wanted to visit Detroit, I've heard it's one of those cities that is totally underrated.


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Additionsstyle said...

The architecture of the old buildings is amazing. It is kind of sad they stand empty, but hopefully one day that will not be the case. fantastic collection of photos!
Valerie
Everyday Inspired