Detroit

Eastern Market FIRE – March 2009

By dave | March 21, 2009

One thing about visiting Detroit during my run of going there regularly was that there was usually some type of fire while I was there. The Detroit Fire Department had an absolutely impossible job trying to keep the thousands of abandoned buildings from burning. On Devil’s Night (the night before Halloween) it became a tradition…

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Fisher Body 21 – March 2009

By dave | March 21, 2009
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Packard Plant at Night – Trip 2

By dave | February 26, 2009

After my first trip to Detroit, it did not take long for me to return and the Packard plant was an inevitable stop on the tour. During my first trip, I had discovered the joy of roaming the plant at night in a small group. ┬áMinimal use of flashlights allowed us to sneak up on…

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Lee Plaza

By dave | February 6, 2009

Lee Plaza is an impressive art deco apartment building on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. The building ceased housing people in the 90’s and has been torn apart by scrappers since closing. Our trip to Lee was a blast. Tossing my friend Gingerella into a window while conversing with passers by was not typically how…

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Boblo Island Detroit Dock

By dave | January 21, 2009
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Michigan Central Station –

By dave | December 25, 2008

With construction finishing in 1913, this imposing train terminal was designed by one of the early 20th century’s most significant architecture firms, Warren and Wetmore, in partnership with another prominent firm of the time, Reed and Stem. This partnership is also responsible for the design of one of the most significant train terminals in the…

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Eastern Market Detroit – October 2008

By dave | October 28, 2008

On my second trip to visit my Detroit friends and explore, the venerable Nailhed brought us to Eastern Market to check out some of the graffiti and abandonments. What I remember most about Eastern Market is that we ate lunch at Amore De Roma before exploring it. On my first Detroit trip I learned that…

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Arnold Home

By dave | October 20, 2008

If I remember correctly, this was the first stop on our first trip to Detroit. The night before we had met our hosts the Survival Crackaz in person for the first time. They had hosted an excellent party which absolutely set the stage for how the rest of the was going to play out. Meeting…

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Cass Technical High School

By dave | October 20, 2008

Cass Tech was a special explore. Obviously lots of Detroiters got in but when we went it was boarded up very tight and we just happened to be there when the door was wide open. The amount of (perfectly usable, wasted) stuff left behind was amazing. We heard someone inside with us and it turned…

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5th Precinct Police Station – Detroit

By dave | October 1, 2008

A quick visit to Detroit’s 5th Precinct Police Station for some shots on film.

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