Monday, May 24, 2010

The Detroit riverfront: Then & Now

This is pretty cool. I was tooling around online the other day and stumbled across this old picture of the Detroit waterfront before the RiverWalk was built, back when it was just a string of old parking lots, shipyards and other abandoned properties. That's the picture at the top right. It looks like a lovely place to picnic, doesn't it?

I was pretty sure I had taken a picture from just about the same spot during a recent bike ride, so I checked our vast library of original artwork, and presto! The years that separate these two photos are relatively few, which makes seeing them side by side that much more (as the kids would say) amazing.