Good Morning Brockway, photo by Jiqing Fan
Today’s post might win the 2013 Incomprehensible Garbledegook Award…
Almost all of the photos on Michigan in Pictures are those added to the Absolute Michigan pool on the excellent photo sharing site Flickr, with occasional photo posted to the Michigan in Pictures Facebook mixed in. While that’s very convenient for me, there’s a whole lot of great photos on Twitter and Instagram too.
If you’re interested in sharing your photos and aren’t into Flickr, please feel free to use the “michpics” hash tag: #michpics on Twitter and #michpics on Instagram. If your photo is in some other place, you can tweet it with that hash tag.
Thanks everyone for sharing and I hope you get a chance to enjoy some of Michigan’s beauty this weekend!
Jiqing Fan took some amazing photos this fall. View his shot from Brockaway Mountain on the Keweenaw Peninsula bigger and see more in his slideshow. Past features of Jiqing Fan on Michigan in Pictures.
Dark Mood, photo by Rudy Malmquist.
The Saint Adalbert Aid Society was formed in 1872. At that time the purpose of the fraternal aid societies that sprang up in the primarily ethnic areas of the city, was to assist new immigrants in settling in the area, finding housing, and employment. With the help of the Saint Adalbert Aid Society, and on the initiative of the many Polish people of this area, two lots were purchased in 1880 at the corner of Fourth Street and Davis Avenue, NW, and in June of 1881 construction of a small wooden church was begun. Thus, St. Adalbert Parish was soon established. In 1891 the original church was enlarged to accommodate the every growing Polish population.
In early July of 1907, work began on the present church building. The cornerstone was laid on August 18, 1907, and the building was completed in late spring of 1913 for a total cost of about $150,000, including all of its furnishings.
The basilica is one of a few Minor Basilica in the US and the only church of this rank in Michigan. Wikipedia has more about Polish Cathedrals in America and says that these ornate churches were built by Polish Catholics in rememberance of the glory days of the Polish Commonwealth in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Be sure to check Rudy’s shot out background bigalicious and see more pics in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan group on Flickr.
Chevy Nomad, photo by pbosker2001.
This photo of a Chevy Nomad (made available in wallpaper sized glory) was taken at the annual Grand Rapids Metro Cruise in August of 2007.
I’m guessing that the owner would find it easy to join the Chevy Nomad Club. Wikipedia’s entry for the Chevrolet Nomad says:
The Nomad’s unique design had its roots in a General Motors Motorama show car of the same name that was based on the Corvette. The Concept was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1954 as one of Head Stylist, Harley Earl’s “dream cars”…
There have been two Nomad concept cars. The first one from 1999 was based on the F-body (Camaro) and was V8 powered. The second concept presented in 2004 was based on the GM Kappa platform, and highly resembled the original 1954 Corvette-based Nomad showcar.
You can see the 2004 Nomad concept (though I prefer the 1955-57 Nomad) and check out this year’s concepts at the Detroit Auto Show.
Untitled, photo by emjsmith.
Today’s photo is part of a great set of celebration photos by Emily Smith. Emily photographs the Whitecaps for Major League Baseball and you can (and should) see more of her baseball and non-baseball work on her photography site.
The Whitecaps are the Class A minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, and the Freep says the AAA Toledo Mudhens joined the Whitecaps in winning a championship this weekend. (click the photo below for pics from the Mudhens game!) The Tigers farm system notched the the second-best combined winning percentage this year.
Fire exit, originally uploaded by Nathanael.Archer.
The above photo is part of a nice set of photos of the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan that look to have been taken in 2000-2001.
Church In A Puddle, originally uploaded by Mac Girl.
Great shot from Grand Rapids for a Sunday.