Friday, June 28, 2013

DIA Inside/Out

The Detroit Institute of Art has a summer program called Inside/Out. Reproductions of art is placed in key locations around a city. This the first time that we have had the privilage.  I believe that they are having a kick off event in a few weeks to celebrate that the DIA actually thought that Lincoln Park residents were sophisticated  enough to appreciate art. Anyway, I am happy it's here and have taken photographs of all 6 hangings.

 The Communicant by Gari Melchers
Displayed outside of our library

Portrait of Sophia by Gerrit von Honthorst
Seen in front of City Hall
 View of the Tiber in Rome by Bernardo Belotto
Displayed in the DDA lot
 Dragon of Marduk, artist unknown
Hung on the side of Park Restaurant
 Indian Summer by Jasper Francis Cropsey
Seen on front of the Mouse Lodge, Fort St.
 The Sinfonia by Michiel von Musscher
By the side entrance of the Fort Street Brewery

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Historic Fort Wayne: the details

 The jail

 The bunker

 Main barracks
The ruins

For more about Historic Fort Wayne check the link posted in the right column

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

To The Lincoln Park Fire Department

This is a photo blog but I do not have any pictures to go with this story. I thought of running home and getting my camera but taking picture just didn't feel right.
This morning a house in my neighborhood was on fire. I heard the sirens and walked over to the next block to see what was happening. The firefighters were just breaking down the door and smoke was billowing out when I got there. I noticed two cars in the driveway and my heart was in my throat as I feared that someone was  in that house. A few minutes later two firefighters came out the front door carrying a woman who seemed unresponsive but by the time they got her to the ambulance she looked awake and was moving around. Praying that she if OK.
I was scared...this wasn't a TV or movie drama, this was real! This stuff happens everyday but I have never seen it before and I still can't get the scene out of my mind.
I was so impressed with the fire personnel who worked with a sense of urgency but not panic, who worked as an efficient team and who this morning saved a life. Thank you!
The other heroes in this story are the two young guys who first noticed the smoke, called 911 and pounded on the door to try to alert the resident. Whoever you two are, you saved a life proud of yourselves.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Meijers Sculpture Gardens

OMG! Meijers Gardens was fabulous!
 OMG! It was as hot as a toaster oven!
We had a lot of fun though,despite the dehydration and dizzy spells ;-)
I love my photos. The pictures that I posted today are only of the sculptures and these are just a very few that are scattered about the acres of property. I would comment about each piece of art but I'm afraid that I don't know enough about it. If you are interested, their website link is listed below.