Long, tall grass

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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby Saied Shahri » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:49 pm

Mulligan wrote:Comparison photos from the summer of '07.

Then:

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Now:

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Somebody should really cut that grass. Looks terribly dangerous.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby Shark » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:28 pm

Mulligan wrote:Image
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Just think of it as fields of gold...

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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby Mulligan » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:06 am

More playgrounds:

Junction & Harvey:

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Mound & Talbot:

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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby susanarosa » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:27 am

Mulligan wrote:More playgrounds:

Junction & Harvey:

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Mound & Talbot:

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You should really share those images on Twitter.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby Andy » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:46 am

susanarosa wrote:
Mulligan wrote:More playgrounds:

Junction & Harvey:

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Mound & Talbot:

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You should really share those images on Twitter.


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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby ldodger » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:12 pm

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As a kid, I fell from the top of one of these things and landed flat on my stomach.

To this day, I can remember how painful that was.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:24 pm

Detroit has a skyline too...
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...that's the proof
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby middle aged female » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:40 pm

ldodger wrote:Image

As a kid, I fell from the top of one of these things and landed flat on my stomach.

To this day, I can remember how painful that was.

I thought they tore all of these down in the 80's with the onset of 'Let's make playgrounds safer, and no fun to play on' movement.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby Andy » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:44 pm

middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:Image

As a kid, I fell from the top of one of these things and landed flat on my stomach.

To this day, I can remember how painful that was.

I thought they tore all of these down in the 80's with the onset of 'Let's make playgrounds safer, and no fun to play on' movement.


Quite fitting that it remains here within the city limits.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby Brotha Lawrence » Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:23 am

Andy wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:Image

As a kid, I fell from the top of one of these things and landed flat on my stomach.

To this day, I can remember how painful that was.

I thought they tore all of these down in the 80's with the onset of 'Let's make playgrounds safer, and no fun to play on' movement.


Quite fitting that it remains here within the city limits.


Another example of how time stopped in the city in many parts. Many old everyday items are found scattered still being used today or until they fall into disrepair.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby Doctor Detroit » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:51 am

Brotha Lawrence wrote:
Andy wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:Image

As a kid, I fell from the top of one of these things and landed flat on my stomach.

To this day, I can remember how painful that was.

I thought they tore all of these down in the 80's with the onset of 'Let's make playgrounds safer, and no fun to play on' movement.


Quite fitting that it remains here within the city limits.


Another example of how time stopped in the city in many parts. Many old everyday items are found scattered still being used today or until they fall into disrepair.


Bet there's some tasty paint chips on that thing.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby Mulligan » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:23 am

Doctor Detroit wrote:
Brotha Lawrence wrote:
Andy wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:Image

As a kid, I fell from the top of one of these things and landed flat on my stomach.

To this day, I can remember how painful that was.

I thought they tore all of these down in the 80's with the onset of 'Let's make playgrounds safer, and no fun to play on' movement.


Quite fitting that it remains here within the city limits.


Another example of how time stopped in the city in many parts. Many old everyday items are found scattered still being used today or until they fall into disrepair.


Bet there's some tasty paint chips on that thing.


The playground at E Warren and Chene also has an ldodger ejector apparatus. Here's a link to the google street view.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... .24,,1,2.5
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby ldodger » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:05 pm

Mulligan wrote:
Doctor Detroit wrote:
Brotha Lawrence wrote:
Andy wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:Image

As a kid, I fell from the top of one of these things and landed flat on my stomach.

To this day, I can remember how painful that was.

I thought they tore all of these down in the 80's with the onset of 'Let's make playgrounds safer, and no fun to play on' movement.


Quite fitting that it remains here within the city limits.


Another example of how time stopped in the city in many parts. Many old everyday items are found scattered still being used today or until they fall into disrepair.


Bet there's some tasty paint chips on that thing.


The playground at E Warren and Chene also has an ldodger ejector apparatus. Here's a link to the google street view.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... .24,,1,2.5


hilarious!
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby ldodger » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:17 pm

The two parks where we used to play no longer appear on a map--the park just East of Gratiot on Seven Mile (the infamous park) and JoAnn Park (the park where we used to ice skate).

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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby middle aged female » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:20 pm

ldodger wrote:The two parks where we used to play no longer appear on a map--the park just East of Gratiot on Seven Mile (the infamous park) and JoAnn Park (the park where we used to ice skate).

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I used to take my nephew to play at Joann park. He was 2 and I was 6. It was about a block from my sister's house and she would cross us at the corner and I'd take him to swing and play in the sand. Those were the days.
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