a great day spent in detroit
exploring the main library
built by andrew carnegie
in the last year of the civil war
to bring knowledge to the people
1 of 21 remaining in detroit
not forgetting the children
where stories were told in front of the fire
and careful attention
was paid to every detail
a beautiful oasis created and restored
beating in the heart of the city.
“a city isn’t so unlike a person.
they both have the marks to show
they have many stories to tell.
they see many faces.
they tear things down and make new again.”
― rasmenia massoud
discovering hula hoops and joy in the middle of the street.
“there is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.”
took a ride on the q line train
in detroit city
on it’s inaugural weekend
so full of happy people
got off at campus martius
a downtown oasis
sat on the beach
created right in the middle of the city
for outdoor summer adventures
enjoyed wonderful cuban jazz
live and in color
plus a little guy who couldn’t resist sitting in with the band
a natural improv artist of the highest order
the energy in the city was contagious.
“a city isn’t so unlike a person. they both have the marks to show they have many stories to tell.
they see many faces. they tear things down and make new again.”
– rasmenia massoud – broken abroad
working together on a community cleanup project at *the dequindre cut in detroit
on a day filled with helping hands
larger than life art
walkers, runners, bikers, dogs and blue skies.
*the dequindre cut greenway is an urban recreational path in downtown detroit that opened to the public in May of 2009. … formerly a grand trunk railroad line, the dequindre cut is a predominately below-street level 2 mile long greenway with separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrians.
“if your support the community, they will support you.”
dequindre-cut, detroit riverfront conservancy
the river liffey
the bullet hole from the uprising
the great library at trinity college
the history – book of kells
“i go off into dublin and two days later
I’m spotted walking by the liffey
with a whole bunch of new friends. “
dublin and swords, county dublin , ireland
a quiet night with beautiful music in ann arbor.
“music is the silence between the notes.”
– claude debussy
on a downtown detroit day
beautiful little gems
in so many
buoying our hopes
for a city
that has not given up
and is beginning
to thrive once again
in spite of
that once seemed
“there is no power for change greater
than a community discovering what it cares about.”
– margaret j. wheatley