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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Motorcity Skyline


Winter has come early and hard this December. You are looking down the frozen Detroit river, the border between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. A lot of good Canadian whiskey bottled right over there on your left was whisked across the river to service the black market drinkers during prohibition era America. We had a little problem called the war of 1812 as well, when this natural highway became a shared boarder between England and the USA like it was before the war of 1812. The native Americans eventually got the Casinos that dot the landscape. Its been a  peaceful international border ever since!


             Skywatch Friday

15 comments:

  1. Looks like you need a shot of that whiskey to warm you up!

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  2. Great shot. But darn it looks cold. I agree with Darla. A shot of whiskey is needed to warm the bones!

    Stay warm and have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Ah, home sweet home. I get chills looking at the Detroit skyline, and no, it's not from the snow or the whiskey!

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  4. I'm so glad we have a peaceful border up there, rather than other borders...

    Great view, very cold, but great view! =)

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  5. Beautiful photo. I love the perspective along the bridge with the lamps framing the view. Very nice composition.

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  6. Terrific capture and a very interesting post for the day! Sally and Darla just may be right about a quick shot of whiskey to warm up the bones!! Hope you have a great weekend! Stay warm!

    Sylvia

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  7. Very nice pic! And very interesting information about the place!

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    Keep warm and have a great day****

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  8. Magnificent view of snow with beautiful tones

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  9. It's a frozen world where you are while mine is just cold and wet. I guess that is why the raptors come here to winter. In your Dec 11 post you wondered as to whether or not an industrial site is a true wildland habitat. I've come to the conclusion that we are part of natures world and am joyful that in many places we are giving the other creatures some space. My town of 30,000 preserves it's many riparian habitats providing voles, mice, snakes and amphibians and crutaceans for the raptors to feed on. The raptors themselves are not very good at sharing as my post shows with the conflict between kite and hawk.
    I thank you for suggesting I link my bird posts to your blog. I'll try to do than next time I have one worthy of the meme.

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  10. Wow amazing shot here. Been on a river cruise and I saw that distillery or winery on the Canadian side. But haven't tasted their wine lol! Thanks for sharing!
    Sky Watch

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  11. Lovely composition I love it. I woke today to snow in England I live in Margate and we often miss it but not today.so mot been out for a skywatch piccie this week but I hope for bird shots for Wednesday XXX Don

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  12. Brr! Stay warm, no matter what you use~ I appreciate the snippet of history along with the lovely picture.

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  13. I feel like I am being drawn into this photo even though it looks icy and slippery.

    Yes, I fear winter will be long this year. I like winter...but I would enjoy seeing a bit of sun!

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  14. A nice frozen river, and is not frozen distillery for making the WHISKY in. It's a lovely photograph.

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