Photo update – 3/28

Just catching up on a few photos: From back on 3/8 – I’ve mentioned the new ride but never shown it.  Here it is at the bus stop in the morning, with ‘Dog is my Co-pilot.’ 3/21 – The calendar says spring, but no one told the weathermen. 3/21 – Jasmine watches over us byContinue reading “Photo update – 3/28”

Operator, what’s the number for 911?

“Hometown Fire Department, this line is recorded. What is the nature of your emergency?” (Yes, our Red Line still goes BRRIIIIIING. It’s also still red and was built by Ma Bell. It’s a wonderful throwback to another era.) Elderly Voice: “I burned some popcorn in the microwave, and I don’t want the fire alarm toContinue reading “Operator, what’s the number for 911?”

Wheels of the Bravest

Detroit Fire Department. What comes to mind when you hear those words? In the past Detroit was famous for Devil’s Night, an orgy of arson and vandalism surrounding Halloween. In recent years they’ve been well known among fire buffs as a good place to photograph some action on any given weekend. Poverty, neglect, urban blight;Continue reading “Wheels of the Bravest”