Snapshot: Spirit of Detroit

The Spirit of Detroit is a statue that is near the riverfront in downtown Detroit, just a couple miles down the road from where we live in midtown.

In his left hand he holds a sun, representing God, and in his right hand he holds a family, a representation of human relationships.  He’s been a part of Detroit since the 1950, and is frequently dressed in different festive shirts – sports jerseys , a tuxedo once when the 3 Tenors were in town.  A few weeks ago we saw him wearing a t-shirt for the Detroit Jazz Festival which takes place during labor day weekend.

I took this photo this past fourth of July, when fiance and I went downtown to hit the riverwalk.  The city was pretty vacant, something that still continues to surprise me even though I’ve heard a million times how everybody has left Detroit.

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