I decided to go to Arlington Cemetery today. I had never been there before. Unfortunately I picked a bad day for two reasons. The President spoke at the Tomb of the Unknowns, so I could not see that. It was pretty hot today, so I did not feel like walking around too much.
At any rate, the picture for the day is from Arlington. Pictures do not do it justice though.
So once again I am riding the rails. This morning I took the Wolverine from Ann Arbor to Chicago. Then I wandered around Chicago for a bit. Currently, I am on the Capitol Limited heading to Washington D.C. I will spend a couple of days in Washington. Then it is the Northeast Regional to New York City. After a couple days there it is the Lake Shore Limited back to Chicago and then the Wolverine back home.
This is the Tribune Building. As always, more pictures when I get home.
And so I leave you with another post of odds and ends from Milliken State Park.
I thought I would stop by the park this morning because it looked like there would be a ship coming upbound. That ship ended up stopping for fuel so I never got to see it up close. I think you can see it tucked behind the ship with the red hull though. The red hulled ship is the Federal Elbe. The one I was looking for was the Buffalo.
Sometimes I wish I were more of a morning person because I have to imagine the light would be much better on the Ren Cen.
Pulled to the side a bit.
When I stopped at the park this afternoon, a helicopter flew by. Couldn't quite make out who it belonged to though.
This is Peter Stroh. He is the great grandson of Bernhard Stroh, the man who emigrated from Germany to start Stroh Brewery in Detroit. Through the years, the Stroh Brewery fell on hard times and was finally sold to Pabst in 1999.
Peter Stroh was instrumental in developing the Riverfront though which is why his statue is here.
I never noticed this statue before but I'd have to say this sculpture puts him in a good light.
I'd have to say he looks like he might have been a nice person.
A shot of the Ren Cen in the afternoon. Unfortunately, I was almost shooting right into the sun.
I have no idea what this statue is but I did kind of enjoy it.
A closeup of his head.
It wouldn't be a visit to the river without one seagull.
Although geese are unusual in this neck of the woods.
The Algolake is a ship I've been wanting to catch for a while. I've only seen her once and that was as she was pulling away from Belle Isle. And this is even though I'm not a huge fan of the rear mounted pilot house.
Here are the shots though. There was a group of people on jetskis that were racing and a couple of them looked like they were going to fly off the waves.
As she gets closer.
A shot of her bow.
An almost straight on shot.
I think I really like the shots where the ship is straight out.
A sort of closeup of her pilothouse.
As she is pulling away.
And one last shot before she heads off into the distance.