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Old November 20th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #21
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Continuing with the Detroit leg of my Summer 2013 Midwest U.S. trip, here's the fourth part of my second day in Detroit, focusing on Midtown and the Woodward Avenue corridor of the soon-to-start-construction M-1 Streetcar Line.

I took time to bowl in the oldest continuously used bowling alley in the United States, the Garden Bowl, and ate a delicious lunch and had a few drinks across the street at Union Street Saloon, then took the long walk back downtown.

The Majestic Theatre and Garden Bowl on Woodward Avenue in Midtown Detroit
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Garden Bowl was founded in 1913, so it's 100 years old!
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Inside…
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I managed to beat old high score and bowl my best game, 187!
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Then it was across the street to another Detroit institution, the long living Union Street Saloon!
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Inside… classy…
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To the left is James the awesome bartender who just moved back to Detroit from Chicago. BTW, I had a delicious Filet Mignon that I unfortunately didn't take a picture of.
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Back outside… this is Professional Plaza… hope you catch, you may not see it there much longer…
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Woodward Garden Apartments, under construction...
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Max Fisher Music Theatre, home of the famous Detroit Symphony Orchestra
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Orchestra Place
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Detroit's second newest grocery store, Whole Foods, opened in the city to much fanfare in the spring of this year
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It was actually very busy inside!
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Streetscape along the Ellington Building on Woodward Avenue
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New Midtown Office Building development…
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Wayne State University's Bonstelle Theatre, designed by Albert Kahn in 1902
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Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe, also gained much fanfare for Detroiters looking for fresh meat. People say Detroit is a food desert, I say some of them don't know what they're talking about.
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Looking south on Woodward towards downtown…
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The Addison Building
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Looking back north on Woodward…
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Detroit First Presbyterian Church and First Unitarian Church
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Newer townhomes in Brush Park
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Downtown
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There's a lot of people in this shot, because of a Kenny Chesney concert at Ford Field and a lot of concert goers were tailgating!
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Fox Theatre
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Comerica Park, empty for now, but it will be another sellout for tonight's game!
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The Fillmore Concert Theatre and other buildings on Woodward, in downtown…
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Broderick Tower and David Whitney Building
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Buildings in Grand Circus Park
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Took the People Mover back to my hotel room @ the Marriott Renaissance Center
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Bought me a six pack of Midtown Community Pilsner, brewed at the Atwater Brewery in Detroit. I bought it at Whole Foods.
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Old November 28th, 2013, 05:06 PM   #22
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To conclude the Detroit leg of my Midwest 2013 Photo Tour, I took time to visit one of the finest art museums in the world, the Detroit Institute of Arts, located in midtown Detroit in the cultural center area. The DIA was established in 1885 and the building was completed in 1927 in the Beaux-Arts, Italian Renaissance architecture designed by Paul Philippe Cret. Its collection has well over 65,000 works of art, rumoured to be worth within the billions of dollars.

I wanted to get a look at the collection, before it could potentially be auctioned off to help pay some of the city's debts while it copes in bankruptcy.

Without further ado, here we go with the Detroit Institute of Arts!

The Front Entrance to the DIA…
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The "Thinker" statue
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Inside...
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The absolutely incredible Kresge Court
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Egyptian Art...
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This looks like a figure you might see in music video for the band TOOL...
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This figure looks like he's constipated...
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BATMAN!
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It's a pig posing as a lion...
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"Naked over New York" by Reginald Marsh
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"Savoy Ballroom" by Reginald Marsh
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"Stables" by Georgia O'Keeffe
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A bone legs exhibit it appears...
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A room full of geometry...
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Andy Warhol's Self Portrait...
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I came upon a glass exhibit with numerous collections from the Toledo Museum of Art, which boasts one of the largest glass collections in the world...
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I like the rocker dude on the far right, it's like Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, who I saw live the only time here in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena in 2006.
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Baseball painting, ironically posting this considering my trip was baseball related, mainly!
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"Portraits of a Collagist" by Benny Andrews
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"Change Your Luck" by Robert Colescott
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Rosa Parks sign, formerly part of the Hiedelberg Project
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"Bottle of Anis del Mono" by Pablo Picasso...
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"Woman seated in an armchair" by Pablo Picasso...
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Manual Pallares portrait by Pablo Picasso...
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An actual Frank Lloyd Wright designed Window from the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, New York
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"Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris"
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"The Nut Gatherers"
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"Arrangement in Gray: Portrait of the Painter" by James Whistler
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"Bank of the Oise at Auvers" by Vincent Van Gogh
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Vincent Van Gogh's self portrait
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Old November 28th, 2013, 05:50 PM   #23
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What a fantastic resource and cultural treasure the Institute for Arts is. I sincerely hope that the city can retain it, in all its glory.
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Old December 1st, 2013, 09:56 AM   #24
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a great photo tour indeed. I enjoyed looking at the art museum.
thanks dude.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 12:35 AM   #25
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The famous Detroit Industry Murals
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Water Fountain inside the Great Hall...
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The Great Hall...
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"King Lear"
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"The Last Supper"
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George Washington
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Statue of, I believe, Christopher Columbus...
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Abraham Lincoln
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The crucifixion of Christ
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Adam and Eve
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 12:40 AM   #26
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Detroit Institute of Arts Dedication...
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Inside the front entrance...
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Outside again...
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The newest wing of the DIA...
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The newly-established Michigan Science Center (formerly Detroit Science Center)
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Sculpture behind the DIA...
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 12:46 AM   #27
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Excellent.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 04:01 AM   #28
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Detroit is a must-see city for any Architecture lover.

Do you have pictures of Boston-Edison neighbourhood?

Congrats for the thread, it's great!
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Detroit is a must-see city for any Architecture lover.

Do you have pictures of Boston-Edison neighbourhood?

Congrats for the thread, it's great!
I do, check out this link: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1420454
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After losing my tickets once on the People Mover ride back to Comerica and then going back to the RenCen and reprinting them and taking the PM back again, finally made it to the second Royals vs. Tigers baseball game @ Comerica Park
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Tigers Manager Jim Leyland arguing a bad call by the umps
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Night time and Miguel Cabrera is up in the bottom of the 9th with the game tied!
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Miggy towered it out of the park! Tigers win!
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The 40,000+ fans in attendance are in a frenzy!
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Post-game fireworks
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Views from my room that night on the 56th floor of the Marriott Renaissance Center after the game, you get to see Comerica Park lit up!
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Looking up at the RenCen...
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Rockin on the Riverfront concert being held in front the RenCen..
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Looking at Windsor, Ontario...
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Millender Center
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One Woodward and Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
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Guardian Building
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One Woodward
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Spirit of Detroit
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One Detroit Center
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The incredible detail of the Art Deco Guardian Building...
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Ford Building and Penobscot Building
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Base of the Penobscot
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Dime Building
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First National Building
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Lower Woodward Avenue
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awesome photos and I particularly like those night shots.
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^ thanks, DaveF12! The night pictures turned out awesome, which happens when you have a fairly top notch camera!
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Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Campus Martius Park
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The bustling Campus Martius Park...
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Cadillac Tower
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Compuware Building
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My epic-failed attempt at catching people doing their thing downtown..
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Detroit Shoppe and Art Gallery, new business opened up on Woodward, I shall have to check it out the next time I'm in the Motor City
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Woodward Avenue...
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Looking up at the restored Broderick Tower
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Looking up the currently-being-restored David Whitney Building
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Broadway
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Tigers fans set out at two popular spots downtown… Small Plates and Detroit Beer Co.
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Dan Gilbert's Z Building
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Retail on Broadway...
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Former Serman's store, a soon-to-be Bagger Dave's and Buffalo Wild Wings in the Temple of Odd Fellows building, where I ate supper that night!
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Those two guys were cool... I love this city!
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I'm impressed with the collection of art works...
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I'm impressed with the collection of art works...
I am, too. But there's talk it could be sold to help pay some of the city's $18 billion debt, while it has filed for bankruptcy. But the good news is that a bunch of businessmen and civic leaders are putting forth a plan to buy the DIA and its collection from the city to protect the art and help pay pensions to city retirees. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has also proposed using $300 million of Michigan's budget surplus to help the same cause.

I'm happy, because the DIA is an asset to the city and one of its crown jewels.
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Comerica Park
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Detroit's hardest working...
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My seat for the game...
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Start of the game...
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Miggy comes to the plate… but didn't get much this game...
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Neither did Prince...
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Late in the game, Tigers still no runs to KC's 2.
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… and that's how it ended...
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Score to confirm, 3-0 KC...
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After-game fireworks!
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