Tag Archives: city

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

“some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” ― kellie elmore

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IMG_0202 (1)a flip-flopped family makes memories as they head to

the giant water slide event on the streets of ann arbor


“600 feet of sweet, slippery vinyl for you to slide away all your summertime sadness.

You’ll never look at your streets the same way again.”

– slide the city

find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
– emily dickinson

 

what do you get for three dollars and seventy five cents?

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a ticket

to watch

the detroit lions

play

a

pre-season

football game

 the score

has no meaning

 like watching

kids run around with a ball

gentle

careful

not to play too hard

no one wants to get hurt

and

a walk outside

after the game

leads to

a free front row seat

right on the curb

best seat in the city

on a warm and breezy

summer night

 live music

fills the air

 you listen

as our hometown boy

eminem

and his friend

rhianna

sing their hearts out

outside

right across the street

only 50 feet away

where

the detroit tigers

play baseball

fireworks go off

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 great music booms through the air

clear as a bell

 bikes

that light up like magic

glide on by

and

fans of all kinds

music

and

football

and

 those who just love detroit

all

together

running

and

dancing

and

talking

and

smiling

in the street

and

happy police

stand by

and

take it all in

 a great feeling

fills the street

and overflows

as all paths cross

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and

worlds collide

into

a perfect night

between two worlds life hovers like a star,

twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge.

 – lord byron