Detroit’s Renaissance Center, seen from RiverWalk
RiverWalk, in front of the “RenCen”
The Ambassador Bridge–One of two ways to drive to Canada from Detroit. (You can also take The Tunnel)
Windsor, Canada, aka “South Detroit”
I never really think of Detroit as being a port.
Here comes a ship! Heading for Lake Erie…
Another shot of the RenCen
The RenCen from Jefferson Avenue
The RenCen RiverWalk entrance, which takes you to…
Hey Boston folks, how ’bout these parking prices! I couldn’t resist! These are near RiverWalk and the Renaissance Center.
“…born and raised in South Detroit!” – Journey, Don’t Stop Believin’ Steve Perry was likely looking out the window of his room at Detroit’s Pontchartrain Hotel at…Windsor, Ontario, Canada…when he penned that gem. I’m not totally making that up. Windsor is definitely south of Detroit, but technically there is no part of Detroit called South […]
I love to stroll the Public Garden in the Spring; it’s lovely, and it makes me think of the coming summer beach days…which are just about gone now! Ugh! Boston Public Garden is in the heart of the city, adjacent to Boston Common, with the Beacon Hill neighborhood to the north, and Back Bay to […]
Me and my grandma.
The Flag Pole still intact at the former site of Tiger Stadium, and Brooks Lumber still in business on Trumbull Avenue!
I used to eat lunch here all the time when it was Hoot’s! Tiger Stadium was right across the street. I love the new name and look!
Some fantastic Victorian homes in Corktown!
Quaint Victorian workers cottage.
Last time I saw the Workers Row House–a rare surviving example of downscale multi-family housing from the 1850’s–it was mothballed, waiting to be revived. Voila!
Formerly a backup warehouse for Tigers merchandise, it had no windows. Now it’s the hipper-than-me Eldorado General Store–beautiful!
Italian dining and bocce ball in Corktown!
She FINALLY got new windows! What’s next?…
I just love this and had to include it!
Adaptive reuse comes to the firehouse across from Cobo Hall.
A fitness blogger films a workout in the doorway of this building by Wirt Rowland, architect of the Guardian Building.
Streetside dining in full force!
Burn calories while you drink! They were having FUN!
One of the People Mover cars pulls into the Greektown Station. It’s an elevated loop through the city.
The new home of the Red Wings is underway. I refuse to call it Little Caesars Arena.
The Ransom Gillis House–gorgeous thanks to HGTV’s Nicole Curtis, the Rehab Addict!
Ransom Gillis from Brush Street.
Mothballed and eagerly awaiting rebirth in Brush Park.
My recent visit to the Motor City was a lot of things for me, emotional in different ways. I confronted difficult family situations, primarily the decline of my grandmother (who will turn 96 in September). But it certainly wasn’t all sad. I had some good visits with her. I spent a wonderful day with my […]
Tatte Bakery–great ambiance, delicious gluten, and so busy we sat out in the rain!
I thought these hydrangeas were fake until I got up close.
Look what I found! Of course I couldn’t just let him walk by with THAT shirt on! He’s a cutie, but his girlfriend is from The D…and he could probably be my son.
I just couldn’t resist this…attack Labradoodle & Ginger Cat…look out! Translation: I stand guard.
Beacon Hill alley
Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay
I love the details.
Last weekend I decided to stay in on sunny Saturday, and venture out on rainy Sunday! No matter, I love Boston so much I even enjoy it in the rain. Beauty is everywhere, regardless of the weather…and that goes for any place in my opinion! My friend and I walked the Beacon Hill and Back […]