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knowledge is power.

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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

weekend in ‘the d.’

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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

 

dequindre cut.

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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.”

-jerry greenfield

dequindre-cut, detroit riverfront conservancy

dublin.

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the river liffey 

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the pub/hotel 

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the spire 

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the bullet hole from the uprising

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the great library at trinity college

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the history –  book of kells

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the whimsy

“i go off into dublin and two days later

I’m spotted walking by the liffey

with a whole bunch of new friends. “

-ron wood

dublin and swords, county dublin  , ireland

detroit renaissance.

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on a downtown detroit day

discovering

beautiful little gems 

in so many

unexpected places

buoying our hopes

for a city

that has not given up

and is beginning

to thrive once again

in spite of

challenges

that once seemed

insurmountable.

“there is no power for change greater

than a community discovering what it cares about.”

– margaret j. wheatley