not all those who wander are lost

Fire of the day – the “Jazz Liquor” store on Gratiot. Burnt to a crisp in spite of the best efforts by the mighty DFD. Barred windows delayed access to the hot spots causing a total loss. Gratiot Avenue was closed through rush hour this morning.

I guess this little building housed a recording studio, and the White Stripes recorded some stuff here. This used to be painted blue – its on Adams across from the Adams “jump theater” entrance.

The new ad plastered over the Wyland whale mural on the Broderick Tower.

Another ad by the same company which is part of the same strange ad campaign as the last car advert which was on the Broderick.

The Detroit Life Building, promising restoration in some unknown distant future. Look for it to suffer an “emergency demolition” and its footprint converted to parking.

“wide open” = Wide Open Detroit. I believe that W.O.D. has denied actually painting this inside the David Whitney building.

Wide Open Detroit logo also inside the D.Whitney

The dreaded BOOT ! Looks like the parking tickets for this vehicle probably exceed the vehicles value.

4 Responses to Fire D’Jour

  • A friend and I are probably going to spend Devil’s Night at the top of the Ren Cen at the bar to see how many fires we can pick out. You’re welcome to join if interested.

  • Yeah….nice try – now go away

  • I’ve seen lights on in the Detroit Life Building, more activity then I’ve ever seen in there…

  • Wide Open Detroit is a joke. Their site is quite annoying, and vulgar, and way too repetative. I have no problems with “urban exploring” but those guys seem to go beyond that. Now they deface a building and can’t admit it? Like someone enjoys their site that much that they would go paint their name and logo on a building to show their support? I think not.
    You on the other hand my friend…you are honest, sincere and have respect for the D. Keep up the good work.