As many of you know, my assistant Erika is not, like so many of us here, a native Houstonian. She moved here in January from Michigan where she attended high school and went to Wayne State University in Detroit. After seven months, she finally got a chance a to head back to Michigan to visit with friends and family. While most of her visit was spent catching up with grandmas and grandpas, old friends, and her parents, eating Michigan peaches and cherries, sampling her father's home brewed beer, shopping with her mom and frying up some fried green homegrown tomatoes, Erika did take a little time to do an urban tour of Detroit to show us all a little of the city.
Wayne State University is the third largest university in Michigan nestled in the midtown streets of Detroit just a mile from Comerica Park where the Tigers play baseball.
On the river separating Detroit from Windsor is a small sculpture park known as Hart Plaza. Various artists have contributed to the numerous sculptures and fountains while events are hosted in the plaza all year long. Close to the entrance of Hart Plaza is the Spirit of Detroit, a monumental statue dedicated to the city in 1958. Behind the statue bears the inscription from 2 Corinthians (3:17) "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." The sculpture has stood as a symbol of strength and unity for all of Detroit and has often donned jersey's of the various sports teams.
Oh NO! Erika...knocked out by Joe Louis's fist!
Fountain in Hart Plaza; almost every day children can be seen playing and splashing in the cool water!
The most prominent building in the Detroit skyline, the Renaissance Center. The building was opened in 1976 and is well known as the worldwide headquarters for General Motors.
Wed, August 25, 2010
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