Sleeping Bear

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Opera House

Detroit Opera House

Detroit Opera House

Detroit Opera House

Detroit Opera House

Detroit Opera House

Detroit Opera House

Detroit Opera House

Detroit Opera House

Detroit Opera House

Detroit Opera House

Center Stage

Jack White Theater, Detroit

Jack White Theater, Detroit

The first time I was on this stage was during a tour of the Masonic Temple years ago. We had spent the day exploring lodges, chapels, and all sorts of strange and beautiful rooms. We wandered down eerie hallways and through (I’m 99% sure) haunted locker rooms to see an unfinished swimming pool. We saw elegant ballrooms, an expansive drill hall, and all kinds of amazing places to get lost.

The day was packed with fascinating stories, but the highlight for me was when we walked into this theater (then known as the Scottish Rite Cathedral) and our tour guide mentioned that it was Jack White’s favorite place to play.

Whether that statement is true or not, there have been some incredible shows here, and being back up on that stage last month was again the best part of my day.

Prized

NYC

Chrysler Building, NYC

The Lodge

 

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

The Masonic Temple, Detroit

Cesky Rock

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Oddity

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

 

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney, Detroit

The Whitney

 

 

Musical MET

NYC

NYC

After wiping out most of our time and energy in the Ancient Egyptian wing, we quickly learned on our first visit that we would not be seeing everything at the MET that day. Since that first trip, we’ve always selected a few “must sees” for our time at the museum and most recently explored the musical instruments section.

NYC

NYC

NYC

NYC

NYC

NYC

Look Ahead

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Peaceful

Paris, France

Paris, France

Zwinger Take 2

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

I stopped at the Zwinger at least once each day that I spent in Dresden. I couldn’t get enough of it. The place is so vast, yet somehow I felt like I was in my own little, beautiful corner of Germany. There were plenty of other visitors, but they seemed to mostly head straight for one of the three museums housed by the palace, leaving me to wander and explore completely on my own.

As I reached the top of an ornate staircase, I discovered a wide open terrace with beautiful fountains and sculptures. I drifted through empty rooms with balconies that opened up to the grand courtyard.  I found a quiet spot in the shade and imagined the festivals and tournaments that had taken place there centuries ago.

The imagination can really run wild in a place like this.

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

See more Zwinger photos here.

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