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Detroit’s Historical Mansions: Hecker-Smiley’s Architecture is Breath-Taking

It’s been almost two years I’ve been attempting to visit the Tierney Alumni House in Detroit (which used to be the Hecker-Smiley Mansion, named after two past owners of the mansion). The goal has been to get permission to put together a tour for photographers, but the alumni department has yet to create a program, even though it is […]

Detroit Skyline – Smooth as Silk

Last Sunday I drove to Belle Isle to capture the sunset, and what I saw there surprised me.  While I have captured the Detroit skyline many times from several vantage points around the city, I have yet to have seen the Detroit River as smooth as silk.  Still.  Not a ripple.  Typically the water is […]

Fisher Building Visit – A Detroit Icon

Fisher Building Theatre Detroit Michigan

LIKE THESE PHOTOS? YOU CAN FIND FISHER BUILDING IMAGES FOR PURCHASE IN MY DETROIT BUILDING GALLERY. This winter most of my photography has been relegated to the indoors.  It’s been a long, cold snowy winter!  So that has led to more shooting indoors, such as macro photography, light painting and architectural shoots. The Fisher Building is […]

Last Images of 2013

Happy New Year to all! The year is being rounded out by an exploration trip to visit The Whittier Building in Detroit this morning.  And yes, it was bitterly cold out and did not get a chance to explore as much as we would have if it wasn’t. I have scoped out this building several […]

The Metropolitan Building – My First Visit

The Metropolitan Building has long been on my list of Detroit abandoned buildings to explore.  Myself and three friends made the trip a couple of weeks ago, however, the way in is a bit more involved than most buildings I have explored. It involves climbing up scaffolding into a first floor window.  And, in the […]

Abandoned Belle Isle Zoo Adventure

On Monday, October 21, 2013 Bryan Levy and I headed to Belle Isle to explore the abandoned Belle Isle Zoo, which first opened in 1895 and closed for good in 2002.  The last time we were on the island we happened upon the entrance to the zoo, and walked around a bit but since it […]