On my last day in Detroit, I decided to try something different. While downtown I hopped on one of the MoGo bikes and rode back over to Hart Plaza where I left off the previous day. Once back in Hart Plaza, I took photos of Isamu Noguchi and Walter Budd's "Dodge Memorial Fountain" with the Renaissance Center in the background, and David Barr and Sergio De Giusti's "Transcending" sculpture. My next photo is of Ed Dwight's "The Gateway To Freedom" statue. The thing I love about this beautiful monument is that it is paying tribute to Detroit's role in the Underground Railroad. This large statue is located right at the edge of Hart Plaza along the Detroit River, right across from Windsor Ontario Canada where the slaves depicted in the statue are hopefully looking for freedom. Very powerful indeed!
Back downtown on Woodward Avenue, I photographed the QLine streetcar, which runs through downtown. While walking, I walked past a giant chess set sitting idle. Next up, I drove across town to Grand Boulevard...2648 Grand Boulevard to be exact. This is the home of "Hitsville U.S.A", the once home of Motown Records...now the Motown Museum. I wanted to take a tour of the museum, but photography is not allowed inside, so I passed. My next stop takes me over to Wayne State University. Things were closed around the University, so I just photographed a couple buildings and the Detroit Public Library, which features Millard Sheets' "The River Of Knowledge" mosaic mural above the Cass Avenue entrance. Also outside the library is Joseph N. DeLauro's "Exploration" sculpture. I drove around the corner to the Detroit Historical Museum, which was also closed. I walked up to "Legends Plaza", which has hand prints of famous Detroit natives from sports, television and the stage, who went on to help shape our nation's cultural landscape. From there, I walk down the street to photograph the Woodward Avenue side of the Detroit Public Library. Across the street is The Detroit Institute Of Arts, which showcases Auguste Rodin's famous "The Thinker" statue out front. There were two other statues out front...one of them I couldn't find the name of and the other one is "Nymph and Eros".
I close my night out by heading back to the Riverwalk for some night shooting. After photographing the Windsor Ontario, Canada skyline across the Detroit River, I photographed the water fountain as it was winding down. Other photos were of the Renaissance Center, downtown Detroit and "The Gateway To Freedom" statue. Did I already tell you that I love me some Detroit?!?