Posts Tagged ‘Detroit’

Beautiful Decay

Monday, January 4th, 2010
Michigan Central Station - Marchand and Meffre Photography

Michigan Central Station - Marchand and Meffre Photography



I have no idea why I’m subscribed to the RSS feed io9.com… I’m sure I had a reason. But when these photos popped into Google Reader this morning, I was awestruck. Dumbfounded. Speechless.

As a guy with strong ties to Michigan, I have a soft spot for Detroit. I think it may be one of the most interesting cities I’ve experienced – but folks rarely get past the “Motor City” moniker to see the beauty of Detroit.

This collection of photos by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre capture an unusual beauty – the beauty of decay. It is not really beautiful, of course, but heart-breaking to see these architectural masterpieces crumbling. Michigan Central Station has always intrigued me as it is plainly visible from the interstate feeding the Ambassador Bridge and I have stared at its broken windows many times over the years wondering what would become of it.

Marchand and Meffre’s photographs make me a little sad – but I’m glad that they’ve been able to create some beautiful art from such miserable circumstances.

Detroit Tweetup II

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

photo credit: mick62 on Flickr

Less than a month after the first Detroit area Tweetup, the next Tweetup has already been arranged! Chris Brogan will be in town for ITEC and asked if Twitterers in the area wanted to meetup. Within a few minutes, Damon Henry got the ball rolling and we’re all set for May 20th in Novi.

See Damon’s post for the details!

Detroit Tweetup Recap

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Social Media Alive & Well in Metro Detroit!

There are some great things happening in social media in Metro Detroit. If there was one clear lesson from last night’s gathering of Twitterati from the Metro area, it’s that SF, Boston, Austin & Toronto are NOT the only social media hotspots.

There were some very smart and very enthusiastic people around that table last night – good things are on the way from the Motor City.

A roundup of who was there:
@ecedo
@metrogal84
@hajjflemings
@charliecurve
@MichaelBeaton
@juliecook
@EstrellaBella10
@damonhenry
@dianegeiger
@ashleymariea

And a plug just for Eric:
@milifemitimes

Who am I missing?

Metro Detroit Tweetup – May 1st

Friday, April 25th, 2008

original photo by mick62 (flickr)

tweetup: (noun) derived from the words Twitter and meetup; an offline social gathering of Twitter users;

Eric Cedo (@ecedo) and I have arranged the first Metro Detroit tweetup. Any Twitterers who live in or happen to be anywhere near the metro Detroit area are welcome to join us for a few hours of drinks and conversation.

when:
Thursday, May 1st at 5:30pm

where:
Seldom Blues
400 Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan 48243

RSVP on Upcoming – or leave a comment below to let us know you’re coming – or just show up!