I’ve just returned from one of my absolute favorite places, New York City. As usual, I brought back with me a new “I heart NY” shirt (this time in turquoise), a Metro Card with money left on it (one more reason to go back), a few extra pounds (darn you Minetta Black Label burger!), wonderful memories, and about a thousand new photos.
While I still have a ton of editing to do, I wanted to share an image of my favorite building in the Big Apple, the majestic Chrysler Building.
Spring showed up yesterday. You never know if it’s going to stick around these days, so I decided to get outside with my camera before it started snowing again. As quiet and desolate as these photos may seem, I actually saw more people hanging out downtown than usual. I guess a nice spring day really brings out the crowds.
Known as Detroit’s largest art object, the Fisher Building opened in September of 1928. The Art Deco masterpiece was designed by Albert Kahn and houses a three story lobby with hand-painted barrel vaulted ceilings, elaborate mosaics, and rows of
intricate and stunning chandeliers.
As the year comes to an end, like most of us I think, I’ve been spending some time looking back at the last twelve months remembering all of the good times. There are certain things you take with you into the new year, almost like souvenirs of 2012. I’m not just talking about the Detroit Blues album discovered in a little record shop in the hills of Montmartre 4,000 miles from home this past August.
There was the starry night in Lyon at the Roman amphitheater, savoring every note of that phenomenal Bon Iver show. There was the afternoon I spent in Music Heaven, right here in Detroit at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, hoping Jack White would never leave the stage. It’s the memories and experiences we take with us as our adventures through 2012 come to an end that to me are the best keepsakes of all.