Monday, March 05, 2012

Rise and Shine, Detroit

The fabulous lobby of the Guardian Building

From the March/April 2012 issue of
National Geographic Traveler
By Andrew Nelson

It's not called a “tug” of memory for nothing: I’m outside Detroit’s railroad station,
and I instantly recall my mother’s gloved hand pulling mine as we rushed through the 
vast atrium that was inspired by the imperial baths of ancient Rome. 
We are in a hurry to get somewhere, and Detroit is, too. 
Even a little boy in the mid-1960s notices the tempo. 
The Motor City is in motion. We build America’s cars. 
Thanks to Berry Gordy’s Motown, the world hums our songs. 
 The city, fifth largest in the U.S. by population, is at the top of its game.

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1 comment:

  1. Betty Kaiser2:03 PM

    Here's hoping for better times for the city. Good article.