Where I stood, all over the “D”

feet livonia

Yesterday was a very busy day.   It started in Eastern market, then down to the Riverfront, where there is a map of Detroit in the pavement.   The map doesn’t quite make it out to Plymouth, Mark and I had to settle for Livonia.

eastern market sign

First stop was Eastern Market, where we met up with friends and relatives, bought produce, and had an enormous breakfast at the Farmer’s Restaurant.   We would need that food/fuel later.

evil bike

Then on to a long architectural bike tour of Detroit.   This tour was 15 miles, and took about 3.5 hours.   I would tell you of all the sights we saw, the majestic buildings, the different styles, but every time our guide stopped to talk my thoughts turned from architecture to “how did I get into this and how do I get out of it?”   I am not good on a bike.   I am awful on a bike.   I was having thoughts like “If I were to pull out in front of a slow moving car could he hit me hard enough to get me off the tour but gentle enough not to cause any permanent damage?”   I should add that of the six of us that went on the tour together, five of us enjoyed it very much.   If you want to talk about how wonderful the tour was, talk to Mark, his brother and sister-in-law, and their friends.   If you want to know how much my butt hurts, talk to me.

heidelberg sign

Then on to the Heidelberg Project, where they were having a big party.   buried hummer

They were celebrating the art of Tyree Guyton.

building bridges

I love Heidelberg street!   You can walk it easy, no bicycle needed.

face

Every place you look is more interesting than the last.

polka dot house

Though this house is covered with polka dots, it wasn’t the polka they were doing.

pretty zombies

It was Michael Jackson’s dance from Thriller, by a group of very pretty zombies who invited us all to join in!

After this, an elegant dinner in Detroit, then on to the Bizarre Bazaar hosted by Theatre Bizarre!theatre bizarre

Entertainment, artwork, and exceptional people watching.

scaredy cat club

We didn’t get home until after 1 in the morning, a very full day!   I’m gonna take it easy today.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

5 thoughts on “Where I stood, all over the “D””

  1. Really cool. You know I love it when people enjoy my city. As for the butt problem, you should look into one of the newer seats. The more you ride the tougher you get.

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