Detroit transplants living in Dallas

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Sunsets In The City

The city is a giant canvas used by the sun as it splashes light throughout the mirrored canyons. Somehow I managed to catch some pretty spectacular views two out of the last three nights…

Sunset in the City - 08 Feb 2013

Sunset in the City - 10 Feb 2013

Unexpected Winter Wonderland

Unexpected Winter Wonderland

Had a little bit of everything last night: thunder, sleet, freezing rain, and snow. For the second time this year woke up to a fresh layer of snow in the city, which made for a chilly yet peaceful walk to the park this morning.

What’s Old Is New Again

I miss the gritty history of Detroit. It’s not often that 21st and 19th century architecture can be found to co-mingle on the same block, so in some ways it was an adjustment to move to Dallas and be surrounded by little more than 100 years of history. That being said there is something about the energy and momentum of this city; from my desk window I see no less than 4 tower cranes and can hear the noises of construction echoing through the highrise canyons. Things are happening here. There is not talk of building demo for the sake of demo or a new empty lot but real growth and progress, and that to me is exciting.

The Praetorian Building is coming down brick by brick and several more decrepit storefronts on Elm & Commerce are either being razed or rehabbed. I took this picture from Stone Street Alley near Elm St to document the progress so far. *

* Extra credit for anyone that knows what building is in the top left of the frame…

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