Sabina Guggenbuehl
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Between April 2010 and February 2012 I took a time off and went for a journey with my hubby. The first year we spend in the Southwest and and South of North America. After that we travelled around in the Northeastern part before we where heading to Puerto Rico and Hawaii. Stunning. Form there, as it seemed not that far anymore to Australia, we decided to spend the European Winter around Sydney and Melbourne. With lots of rain. The last destination was Thailand. Bangkok was overwhelming and the two weeks on Phuket and Koh Samui - awesome colors. Since I'm back I wish that I would find more time, to upload some pics on Panoramio. So stay tuned ;-)
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Dramatic image. Well done. Like & Fave! -JAK

Hi Pietro - thx, it's awesome there. greetings

Wonderful view, L+F, greetings Marcos ACF

Thank you. Was a pretty nice view, indeed.

Amazing scene, nice shot, LIKE

Me too! The workmanship back then was unmatched; Detroit attracted a lot of master craftsmen from Europe and it shows. We enjoy your photos!

Beautiful shot of this interesting mini-island, L+F.

I worked at the original J L Hudson's Department Store on Woodward and Grand River, about 14 stories high covering a city block. Downtown Detroit was a bright and gleaming metropolis with a purpose and a future. I used to go to the library across Library Street behind J. L. Huson's.

Next to the library was the Drake Hotel, an older residential hotel with the Mermaid Lounge in the basement level, complete with piano bar and, for a while, at least, my favorite Jewish deli where I could get the best hot pastrami on rye sandwich in the area. I was a friend of the owner and would discuss the day's events during lunch when I worked at J.L. Hudson's as a salesman back when you could get a live, warm human to help you. At night I sat with my girl friend at the piano bar and sang songs, joked, and made goo goo eyes with the girl.

Eventually, I moved to Los Angeles because the one thing I didn't like was the cold winters and back then everybody moved to California. When I visit Detroit now, I feel like crying at the decay and neglect this great city has experienced.

My brother summed it up succinctly. "Detroit, at least the Detroit we knew, the Detroit our grand parents, aunts, and uncles resided in, does not exist anymore. There's a Detroit, but it's a different Detroit." I can't help occasionally going back and enjoying the memories, though.

thanks, appreciate your visit. greetings from switzerland!

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