Sam’s Loans – Detroit, MI – 2009
If you click on the Sam’s Loans photograph, it will take you to a Google Streetview in Detroit, of the colorfully painted building on
Michigan Ave. And you’ll see that it’s had a facelift.
Depending on where you click around in Streetview though, you will see the building
change back to the way it looked in this photograph.
It’s a cool little Google Streetview anomaly and I’m sure this will change once Google sends another camera car down the famous street.
I made the image above while on a visit to Detroit a few years ago and while we were there we made the pilgrimage to the Michigan Central Station to pay our respects, photograph the great building, and see what kind of shape it was in.
They say they’re going to restore it.
South view Michigan Central Station – Detroit 2009
according to Wikipedia: “The building is of the Beaux-Arts Classical style of architecture, and was designed by the
Warren & Wetmore and Reed & Stem firms who also designed New York City’s Grand Central Terminal.“
I worked and lived in Detroit for the first part of my career and I still love going back because it’s still a special place to me.
The collection of images below are from a 2010 visit to the Motor City to see Pat Metheny and his Orchestrion Project.