How about a little independence for Independence Day?

elevator watching, photo by gsgeorge. Geoff writes: Renaissance Center elevator, holding at the 72nd floor for fireworks spectators. They passed out 3D glasses for whatever reason. Maybe the future was so bright it needed to be in 3D? See this bigger in his Detroit slideshow and also check out the Independence Day slideshow from the…

The Cutting Room Floor

God and Automobiles, photo by g. s. george. Yesterday on Absolute Michigan we featured Generation Y Michigan, a project of Michigan Radio that is probing why young adults leave Michigan (or buck the trend and choose to stay). While poking around, I found an engaging feature by Colleen Hill of Pixelgawker that features the photography…

the city on the strait: detroit

72nd floor / 2008 fireworks, photo by g. s. george. Geoff took this from the 72nd floor of the Renaissance Center during the Detroit River Days fireworks (formerly Detroit International Freedom Festival). He explains that we’re looking down onto the Detroit River, Hart Plaza and Jefferson Avenue. The entrance to the Detroit-Windsor tunnel is seen at…

Michigan Fireworks Extravaganza … now with added Northern Lights

July 4th, 2006 by aragirn This morning I looked at fireworks photos from this year’s Independence Day fireworks displays at Sylvan Lake, Muskegon, Schoolcraft, Detroit, Traverse City, Lansing, Bay City, Jackson, Wyandotte, Lost Lake Woods, Rockford, Ann Arbor, Flint, West Branch, Kensington Park, Detroit and even my hometown of Leland. They came in classic red,…

David Stott Building, Detroit, in Lego and in fact

David Stott Building, Detroit by DecoJim & The Stott by detroitsky On David Stott Building at MOC Pages, Jim Garrett writes: This MOC represents the David Stott building, an Art Deco skyscraper that was built in Detroit during 1929 at 1150 Griswold Street. The design of the original building appears to have been influenced by…

Michigan Christmas Wishes

Fishtown Christmas, photo by farlane. I’m wishing for… snow blue skies more snow the time and wisdom to get out and play in all that snow music beauty laughter a bit more snow and, if it’s not too terribly much trouble, peace on earth. Hope the season, the year, your life or the fat guy…