Tagged: Detroit Michigan

I’m bracketing yesterday’s picture of the public art work in Portland’s Olmstead designed Deering Oaks Park with yet another picture from Detroit’s Belle Isle. Plus, we got a bunch of rolls of 35mm film recently developed, and we’ve been scanning the negatives. Good stuff to look at.


“Draft-ish” as in I like the view and it works in black-and-white (well, I think it works in black-and-white) but it’s one of those panos that’s going to require a little more work to get levels and alignment across the different frames just right.

But this is ok to share. Work-in-progress. Yeah, let’s call it that.

Here’s a link to a larger version, more detail in it.

Groups supporting and maintaining Belle Isle recently banded together under the Belle Isle Conservatory. Here’s their website, with pictures and information about the park.


I was playing with Pixelmator. My endless and so far fruitless search to find a decent replacement to Photoshop.

The Conservatory is nice. We didn’t have time to go in. But I believe it was free. Considering the terrible state of the city of Detroit I would have paid or donated.

The park (Belle Isle) was lovely.

Didn’t get a chance to get inside, and the lights of the Fillmore weren’t on last when I took this from across the street, basically in front of Comerica Park, where the Detroit Tigers play. But it looks fantastic from the outside.

Here’s the Wikipedia entry on the Fox:

Thanks to sister-in-law Leslie and her step-father Gerry!