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The two RV Gypsies in
Detroit, Michigan
June 10, 2013
map of Michigan showing location of DetroitDetroit Water Tower

Driving from West Bloomfield, Michigan to Detroit, Michigan

The World's Largest Tire is an automobile tire. This 12-ton, 80-foot-tall tire was built to withstand hurricane-force winds, and served as a Ferris Wheel (and a huge advertisement for Uniroyal) at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. Twenty-four gondolas circled the tire where the treads are today, carrying nearly two million people. above quote from roadsideamerica.com

he World's Largest Tire

A quick snapshot out the window of a moving car: Full Time Melt Down

Full Time Melt Down building

Two quick snapshots out of a moving car - an interesting bridge design

an interesting bridge design
an interesting bridge design

painted mural says Welcome to Corktown

The Ford Building

Welcome to Corktown
The Ford Building

Michigan Central Railroad Station (also known as Michigan Central Depot or MCS), built in mid-1912 through 1913 for the Michigan Central Railroad, was Detroit, Michigan's passenger rail depot from its opening in 1913 after the previous Michigan Central Station burned, until the cessation of Amtrack service on January 6, 1988. At the time of its construction, it was the tallest rail station in the world.

The building is located in the Corktown district of Detroit near the Ambassador Bridge approximately 3⁄4-mile southwest of downtown Detroit. It is located behind Roosevelt Park, and the Roosevelt Warehouse is adjacent to the east. The city's Roosevelt Park serves as a grand entry way to the station. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Restoration projects and plans have gone as far as the negotiation process, but none has come to fruition.

above quote From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Michigan Central Railroad Station
Michigan Central Railroad Station
Michigan Central Railroad Station
Michigan Central Railroad Station
Michigan Central Railroad Station
Michigan Central Railroad Station

Across the street, graffiti
on a building

Tall buildings in Detroit

graffiti on a building
graffiti

a church across the street

a church

Time to go around the corner of the building and see the side.

the corner of the Michigan Central Railroad Station
Michigan Central Railroad Station

The two RV Gypsies and their cousin Cyndi, her husband Bruce, and their son Chris

The two RV Gypsies and their cousins
Lee Duquette and Karen's cousins

Concrete was poured over the brick sidewalk

Concrete was poured over the brick sidewalk
Michigan Central Railroad Station
someone with painting talent misses their friend Yvette

history bookDowntown Detroit - The Ambassador Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada. It is the busiest international border crossing in North America in terms of trade volume: more than 25 percent of all merchandise trade between the United States and Canada crosses the bridge. A 2004 Border Transportation Partnership study showed that 150,000 jobs in the region and US $13 billion in annual production depend on the Detroit–Windsor international border crossing.

The bridge is owned by Grosse Pointe billionaire Manuel "Matty" Moroun through the Detroit International Bridge Company in the US and the Canadian Transit Company in Canada. In 1979, when the previous owners of the bridge put it on the New York Stock Exchange and shares were traded, Moroun was able to buy shares, eventually acquiring the bridge. The bridge is responsible for 60-70% of commercial truck traffic in the region. Moroun also owns the Ammex Detroit Duty Free Stores at both the bridge and the tunnel. It is one of the only two Canada-US border crossings where people travel North into the United States.

The Ambassador Bridge
The Ambassador Bridge
The Ambassador Bridge

Oddities in Michigan

Below: A 30-foot tall Neon Kielbasa sign draws hungry eyes to the Kowalski Sausage Company building.

30-ft tall Neon Kielbasa

Below: Made of metal transmissions and drive trains, Transmission Man seems right at home in an industrial section of Detroit. This interesting sculpture stands next to the parking lot of Arrow Truck and Parts Co. (shown below)

Transmission Man

The above Transmission man is located in the parking lot of Arrow Truck and Parts Co -(shown below)

Arrow Truck and Parts Co
Arrow Truck and Parts Co

Below The Gibraltar Trade Center is a giant public market in the Metro Detroit region of the U.S. state of Michigan.

The Gibraltar Trade Center sign

The two RV Gypsies are not sure exactly where the below photo was taken, but it was somewhere in Michigan.

Excalibur statue
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