Around Town

Al and I did a wander in Greenville  a few weeks ago and this is some of what I saw. The first image is a story for me of a little house set in front of an old mill being repurposed  I love the structures and patterns. The second is full of shape and pattern and a sort of tan monochrome. The sewer grate with dead sticks and leaves has lots to look at and think about. The last picture is delightfully (for me) a bit hard to decipher.

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A Bit of Time in Toronto

The most photogenic part of our trek to Toronto iwasour visit to the CN Tower, where we had lunch. There are great vistas from the restaurant atop the tower and some interesting sights in the street around the  tower with people, flowers, etc. This was a great way to finish the cruise.

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Detroit, The Henry Ford Museum

Sunrise and off we go to Detroit and the Henry Ford Museum, a beautifully organized museum with Mr. Ford’s collection of anything he wanted to collect. Our tour there was brief so I only photographed things I owuld have wanted to collect.

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Jesuit Mission of “Sainte-Marie among the Hurons”, Midland, Ontario

This all to brief visit to the mission still was loaded with images reflective of the “old days” as explained by the red-headed guide. I loved the log construction and church interior. If you ever get to Midland, the mission is a must.

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We’re Here

Downtown Mackinac is a bit like Cape May, NJ with Victorian homes, lots of small stores but with one difference, Mackinac has no cars, just numerous bicycles, all in use. Fudge appears to be the one of the largest industries in town with numerous suppliers. It makes for great window shopping. All in all the homes, flowers and absence of motor traffic makes for a great visit.Great Lakes Road Scholar Tour-729-EditGreat Lakes Road Scholar Tour-730Great Lakes Road Scholar Tour-706 Great Lakes Road Scholar Tour-736-EditGreat Lakes Road Scholar Tour-745 Great Lakes Road Scholar Tour-742  Great Lakes Road Scholar Tour-749 Great Lakes Road Scholar Tour-755 Great Lakes Road Scholar Tour-757 Great Lakes Road Scholar Tour-767 Great Lakes Road Scholar Tour-770Great Lakes Road Scholar Tour-822

Grand Hotel

One of Mackinac’s great sights is the Grand Hotel, a truly great hotel in the tradition of grand hotels built by railroad magnates to enhance passenger travel. To learn more check out this link http://www.grandhotel.com/aboutgrandhotel/our-story/. It is a great place to stay or at least wander around at.

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On to the Boat

Bidding Chi good-bye, we got on the tender out to the cruise boat, Saint Laurent while on the way out I got some building px, a large bumper, and some building photos.

I wandered around the boat to shoot some detail shots and a shot through our cabin window, including Alice’s identification hat and the lily in the lounge.

We set sail in the evening.

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Millennium Park

Our group took a foot tour to and through Millennium Park. The skyscrapers around the park are typical of Chicago’s newer buildings. The row of blue bikes has a good rhythm and movement and I am partial to blue. Anish Kapoor’s sculpture, Cloud Gate aka The Bean is one of the first things one sees entering the park and is a visual joy for its shape and reflections. Crown Fountain by Jaume Plensa with the spitting boy changes pictures on a regular schedule and is the perfect recreational site on a hot day.

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Time Travel

We are home and blogging will take me back in time to our Great Lakes Cruise. The lakes are amazingly huge and the stops on the trip were visually rich. I will start the time travel in Chicago, one of my favorite cities. The “tourists” stayed at the Palmer House in Chicago notable mainly to me for its architecture, a paean  to Greek mythology as ordered by Mrs. Palmer. Enough chatter, let’s get on to some pictures.

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Entrances and Hallways

Looking through my files to clean house I always find images to think about and I get new ideas about what I want to shoot, share and occasionally show. This little group interests me because entrances, hallways and windows are mysterious, occasonally scarey and always elicit my curiosity.NYC with Weinbergs1403134187-Edit  untitled shoot-007-EditLong Hotel Hall_1120902-EditHotel Window-004