Monthly Archives: January 2007

Frozen Herb

January 31, 2007
Frozen Herb

For whatever reason, I hadn’t noticed this newish sculputre of Herb Gray in Dieppe Park until the other day. Afternearly 40 years in service, I can’t think of a single thing that Herb did to benefit Windsor. Sad. Regardless of your taste in politics, Chris Rees‘s work is an outstanding likeness of the former...

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Signs

January 30, 2007
Signs

This west side Barber Shop has been around for a long, long time. The popular Twig & Berries A bookstore on the West Side near the University Wah Court, some say is the best Chineese food in Windsor A long closed gas station Nothing like a happy laundry tub… The T.T. Bar, finally given...

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Zugly

January 29, 2007
Zugly

I have to give props to dETROITfUNK, who’s excellent b&w series on the Rouge last Thursday, was the inspiration for today’s entry. One of my favorite places to photograph, the mysterious Zug Island: And one in color…

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Suburban Renewal

January 25, 2007
Suburban Renewal

This old house in St. Clair Beach sat for years on the north west corner of Brighton Rd and Tecumseh Rd, the photo above was shot in 2002, and I guess the richie-ritches of Russel Woods and St. Clair Beach got tired of looking at it. I drove by a while back and noticed...

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Downtown – 1957

January 24, 2007
Downtown – 1957

I recently came across this neat old postcard from 1957. There are several things that jump out at me in this card… On the north shore, the land for Cobo Hall & Arena has been cleared. Work is progressing nicely on Windsor’s new City Hall. Note the long demolished Court House and old Police...

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Brighton Beach – Part 2

January 23, 2007
Brighton Beach – Part 2

Today we head back to Brighton Beach for a return visit to what once was. As each year has passed, the number of homes has shrunk, and the condition of the roads worsened. The end between Sandwich St. and the River has really become worse since the residences along Water St. have gone. Now...

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Welcome Spacing Readers

January 22, 2007
Welcome Spacing Readers

I would like to welcome and say hello to all the readers headed my way from Sean over at Spacing. For my regular readers, Spacing Magazine out of Toronto, ran a small feature on their blog about internationalmetropolis.com today. Anyhow, check them out, you might find some interesting things their way. The Spacing Blog...

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Brighton Beach – Part 1

January 21, 2007
Brighton Beach – Part 1

As I promised last Wednesday, here is part one of my Brighton Beach photos over the last six years. The old Bronson’s Tavern. Formerly the Westwood Hotel, it once hosted Al Capone during the prohibition years. Originally the building was set back against the river, but was moved to the Sandwich St. location in...

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2007 North American International Auto Show

January 19, 2007
2007 North American International Auto Show

January means autoshow. In the annual installment, I present this year’s NAIAS. Here are some highlights, and in no particular order… The Lamborghini display… The Maserati display… The Mitsubishi Prototype-X. This was on a Nissan hybrid, I’ve never seen this notice before… Is it to keep away corporate spies? Well Jeep did it last...

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