11 thoughts on “Another view

  1. So, so true. People hear my parents have a house in Detroit and they automatically assume it’s a horrible place. Not true. Nice neighborhood, actually. I liked living there.

    Nothing fair and balanced about those documentaries, really. But then, isn’t that the way it works these days?
    .-= TeacherMommy´s last blog ..To Tell the Tooth =-.

  2. I’m pretty sure all the news shows have a weekly meeting and pick a city to trash and then find the worst of it. I saw a show where Detroit was mentioned, and it did talk about the bad parts, but it also went to great lengths to say that it is a really great place to live, the city is poised for an upswing, and there are lovely places all around. I wish I could remember where I saw it. I want to say Stossel but I can’t be sure. As far as I am concerned Detroit is part of the Midwest so it is a much better place to live than some of the other cities on either coast. Your pictures are beautiful.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Tribal Blogs is Too Much Fun! =-.

  3. TeacherMommy: True. The house and neighborhood your parents live in has a feel to it that cannot be duplicated in the newer suburbs.
    Libby: You are right about Utah. I guess we have sensitivities to our own turf.
    Jen: Thanks for the tip; I’ll look that one up.

  4. Its beautiful.. I loved this post bc no matter how much blight there is (Oakland, Detroit, Pittsburg, etc.) there are always amazing pockets of beauty, accomplishment and wonder. Thanks for sharing some of Detroits.

  5. Ruin and decay makes a much more interesting news story. I am pleased to hear that there are other parts of Detroit. I can’t stand hearing about any total ruination of a city. Whether Detroit or anywhere else.

  6. I love the first photo. I actually like the second one too for different reasons, but you’re right, it’s not as warm and fuzzy as the first. I missed the Dateline episode. Will have to check out clips. Did I tell you I will be there in June for my niece’s graduation? Maybe we can meet IRL? I will send info via email. xo

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