Summer storms tore through the Detroit metro area this morning, uprooting trees, like this one in front of a derelict building onWoodward Avenue, downing power lines, and leaving a wake of water and damage.
Scenes that caught the eye of Detroit News photographers
Golden-hour sunshine lights up a mural of the American flag surrounded by children’s handprints and the words “United We Stand” in Hamtramck, Michigan just off Joseph Campau at Denton.
A cadre of internationally-known street artists has been leaving its mark around town, splashing eye-popping designs in cartoon colors on buildings in the name of beauty. Racking up some 60-70 works since starting in May, the Detroit Beautification Project, as it’s known, peppers the city and neighboring Hamtramck with vivid murals, like this piece spanning … Continue Reading →
Olympic fever ran high in Trenton Wednesday morning, but the excitement wasn’t over this summer’s London games, but rather the enthusiasm and sportsmanship of 100 kids, aged 5 and younger, participating in the 2012 Nursery School Olympics in Elizabeth Park. Sophia Chan, 4, catches air in the “Running Long Jump.”
Looking suave in a tuxedo and fedora, hometown hero Kid Rock, backed by the lush 70-piece Detroit Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Leonard Slatkin, belted out a bevy of hits including “Bawitdaba,” “Devil Without a Cause,” “Purple Sky” and “All Summer Long” during a sweeping sold-out fundraising concert, that racked up a … Continue Reading →
The “Supermoon” is barely visible beneath the clouds in Rochester, Michigan on May 5, 2012. Last night, the moon was as close to the earth as it will be this year, appearing 14 % larger and 30 % brighter.
An accidental overexposure during an assignment at the Shrine Circus recently netted this cool abstract image.
High flying acrobats mirror each other’s movements as they spin and dangle from the big top during a charity performance of the Detroit Shrine Circus on the grounds of the Hazel Park Raceway yesterday. The circus opens to the public today.
A yarn bomber struck a bus stop pole and three tree stumps, decorating them with crocheted cozies, on Coolidge Hwy just south of 14 mile inRoyal Oak, Michigan. The peaceful and vivid performance art has unspooled in cities around the globe.