Detroit chugging and puffing, ever more wetly and warmly.

Walking around in Detroit for several hours.

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  • Krackel candy bar or R. Krispies idea of this strange Detroit architecture.

    This splendid thang was fashioned years ago from pieces of some kind of "stone crispies" material mixed with molars. It's a wall I'd never like to see a wreckingball come at!, but bldgs in Detroit are ongoingly vulnerable to demo, as part of the city's…

  • Airstream of downtown Detroit on-street parking.

    It fits right in!, and I wished that I'd see Airstreams parked more often among the downtowns of various different cities and not just Detroit only. ----------------------- In downtown Detroit on May 28th, 2011, at the northeast corner of John R Street…

  • Here is my pic contrib to the Detroit Ruin Porn art movement.

    I entered among the swarms of photogs swarming Detroit, and I was quickly able to locate a ruined old decoration in a gritty-style surrounding. Easy! ----------------------- In downtown Detroit on May 28th, 2011, in an alley between Woodward Avenue and…


  • Struggle of juniper.

    I feel like I can see a masked streetart scribbler fella over there, looking over his shoulder at the juniper and trying to draw it. Sheesh that poor juniper, I could almost start to think that somebody might have intentionally poured a cup of poison i…

  • 1145 is trying to fit various rigidly flat metal panels into a setting of gentle swoops of rounded corners.

    I chopped off the Scrubbing Bubble part of the picture because I figured we've all of us already seen all of the drawings of Scrubbing Bubbles anthropomorphs that we're ever going to need to see probably. Me, I am bored with all of the Scrubbing Bubble…

  • I do not want the dirt work to finish!

    Because once the dirt and cone are gone there'll only remain the unsightly & uninspiresome gray building back there. Dirt is better! The traffic cone in the cleft atop the dirtpile is intended to represent a star of bethlehem. The bldg is a parking gar…


  • Detroit chugging and puffing, ever more wetly and warmly.

    Here is architecture for urban rainforest environments. According to an internet word-of-mouth that I was able to get in on, this backalley site supposedly never gets a chance to dry. ----------------------- In downtown Detroit on May 28th, 2011, in an…

  • A view from one of the self-guided interpretive trails (the "Embankment Trail") at the Joe Louis Arena National Historic Site in Detroit.

    The only thing I could think of that might have improved the scenery is maybe some dandelions. I felt that the interpretive panels were maybe a bit too rah-rah re the history of the rise of bigrig transport in the U.S., but hey that's Detroit I guess huh…

  • Out in my minivan, driving past a thing.

    I'm all the time sideswiping it because of trying to gawk at it while I round the bend around it. ----------------------- In downtown Detroit on May 28th, 2011, a view of the entrance to the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel from the east side of Bates Street be…


  • Everything here looks weird except for the cars.

    For one thing, why haven't the massive windows @ the Left & Right got more room to breathe within the frame of the picture. It looks compositionally wrong to have them being so close to the edges of the picture. Plus are some parts of the picture tilted…

  • I promise a mulberry bush for every shadow cast by every fire escape!

    I wouldn't make the promise were it not an easy promise to keep. These kinds of narrowly-spaced alternating stripes of shadow and light are known as "slatterns." Unfortunately (for you) the shadow is not being cast by a fire escape. It's coming down fr…

  • Was it worth some particular high youth's time & effort to add a picture of Cable Televi$ion talking frenchfries to this Detroit arsonfire area.

    I have taken to cultivating an attitudinal pose of bemusement re: some of people's graffiti ideas. It has been working out pretty well for me! ----------------------- In Detroit on May 28th, 2011, a depiction of "Frylock" from "Aqua Teen Hunger Force"…


  • Evening vision of landscape-streetscape of distantly flooded street w/ crumbling sidewalk; flapping seagull; and turrets or minarets of substation.

    "Probably I'm not gonna be able to talk myself into believing that I've got any good reasons for thinking that I've got any business being out hanging around down around in here," I decided, and I turned and walked back the way I had come. That's not a d…

  • This kind of phone, the way you use it is: You talk into a boozebottle, and you listen into a boozebottle.

    You contact the operator by barking at the sky. You call collect by peeing on your shoes. I checked the coin return already; it contains a jellied something-or-other, but no coins. ----------------------- In Detroit on May 28th, 2011, along the south…

  • Don't let your peace of mind store happen to you!

    The illustration of the burglarisation aftermath is a blowup & colourisation of a small black-&-white clipart that I remember seeing in sixteenth-of-a-page advertisements in the back pages of popular mags in the 1960s. The FREE ESTIMATE sunburst is a b…


  • I had always cherished the notion that the FDIC is *all of us*, standing strong together, so... huh.

    With a hand on my hip and the other slowly stroking my vandyke, I skeptically considered the strange message. Could it be a prank. ----------------------- In Detroit on May 29th, 2011, at the northwest corner of East Jefferson Avenue and Marlborough St…

  • Gang of young urban ailanthus, unwelcome fireworks display.

    These China-native "tree of heaven" Ailanthus altissima are an Invasive Species of Noxious Weed, and they've been working for years and years on taking over the entire N. American continent, among other continents. A US editorial cartoonist could work s…

  • Embeddedment of hundreds of rusty bottlecaps in a long and heavy loaf or snake of concrete.

    Idea being, that the separator of the grass from the sidewalk will be likeable public art. It's strong, see?, you can stand on it. ----------------------- In Detroit on May 29th, 2011, at the northeast corner of East Jefferson Avenue and Lakewood Stree…


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