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Days 233-235: Detroit, MI, USA

Fun place, lotsa street art, a little scary.

sunny 15 °C
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Detroit was surprisingly cool! I got to hang out with Jamie and Mel! And Jamie let me crash at her place. We checked out some cool buildings and this neighborhood that is full of street art.

Well, Detroit's gallery has one or two works each by quite a few masters. And a couple more recognizable works in all. It's open till 10 pm on Fridays and free of you're from a poor suburb. And they have musical guests. I saw a pianist who played a lot of more experimental stuff and had a sounds like a DJ looping tracks on a computer. There was some de Goya, Ingres, Delacroix, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, Anthony van Dyck, Henry Raeburn, George Romney, a small room of Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh (including a selfie), John Singleton Copley, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Canaletto, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Peter Paul Rubens, Nicholas Poussin, Velazquez, Jose de Ribera, Tintoretto, Titian, Caravaggio, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Gilbert Stuart, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet (including lilies on loan from the Orsay in Paris), a huge room by Diego Rivera, Sisley, Georges Seurat, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Cezanne, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Juan Gris, Kandinsky, Joan Miro, Paul Klee, Henry Moore, Andrew Wyeth, Edouard Manet, a Henry Moore in wood...
Detroit Institute of Art: 9

We explored the area around the river. Not sure what to say. Kinda cool.
Detroit Riverfront/Riverwalk: 8


Posted by ErnieLG 20:30 Archived in USA

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