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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Night lights

Good Morning Detroit
Originally uploaded by DetroitBikeBlog MkII.
Michigan in Pictures features a photo by Anastacia Campbell, one of the Detroit Nighthawks Group photographers documenting Detroit. farlane writes:
About Detroit Nighthawks

A city isn't just one place. It changes by the hour. The boarded up derelict at midday becomes the heaving nightclub by midnight. Places you simply don't notice in the thronging crowd can appear majestic in the darkness. Theatre lights wink on and off unwatched and the crosswalk lights command only shadows.
The photo at right, taken by another Detroit Nighthawk Group member, demonstrates just that.

Giancarlo Rinna @ LeavesOnTrees.com notes that lights are more interesting at night and his photo is proof of that. Jolli Lodge's, Greg writes that he is glad to have his lamposts lit at night after having an electrical short for some years. He writes:
In the winter when they are off it seems a little dark around here.
Read Detroit Nighthawks: A Detroit Alley at Night by Michigan in Pictures
Visit Detroit Nighthawks Group Photo Pool
See other Michigan in Pictures photos with tag 'night'
Take a look at Lights are more interesting at night by Giancarlo Rinna @ LeavesOnTrees.com
Read Lightpost in fall... by Jolli Lodge

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Original Art?

Art can be created from many things, apparently including shopping carts. In his blog, Bill Steffen features a Canadian artist who retrieves shopping carts from the waterways and uses them to create sculptures. Now that's recycling at its best!

Art can also be found all around us in the form of graffiti. Check out dETROITfUNK's posts and you'll often times see talented graffiti artists' handiwork.

While some would call this a crime, others would try to claim it as their own original art. detroitarts writes:
What, an artist being ripped off for the sake of fashion design?...check out this local t-shirt designer who has allegedly ripped off a Banksy design for his "cool" new tiger t's.
You decide whether Jack Savas is the artist or a ripoff artist. Regardless, I would recommend checking out Bansky's site.

Read Shopping Cart Art by WOOD-TV Meteorologist, Bill Steffen
Take a look at The Full Monte by dETROITfUNK
Read copy cats... by detroitarts
For amusement, watch Bansky's Paranoid Pictures (films)

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Days gone by

Horse troughs were commonplace a little over a century ago, before automobiles became more prevalent. Following are some images of horse troughs, beginning with one on the campus of MSU (right) taken by East Lansing Daily Photo, as well as some additional knowledge about these days gone by. Ruth writes about her photo of this stone trough:
On the MSU campus, this horse trough sits on the green between Beaumont Tower and Linton Hall. It was a gift from the MSU class of 1900.
It's taken from a unique perspective.

Your Brother Kings offers a definition for 'calche', a horse-drawn wagon. Many are still in use for weddings, rides in central park, etc. I was surprised to find so many photographs on Flickr using keyword search 'caleches'.

Read 1900 stone trough by East Lansing Daily Photo
Read One man's caleche is another man's wagon by Your Brother Kings
And read Caleches for everyone! by Your Brother Kings
Take a look at these horse trough photos on Flickr from all over the world
Also look at caleches on Flickr

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