Notes from Detroit

From Tod Machover’s Facebook page:

Was in Detroit yesterday and today to discuss a new project, and continued to meet people and discover new things about that amazing city, currently on a precipice between past and future, blight and beauty. Among the astonishing experiences was the discovery of “Hamtramck Disneyland”, an urban vision built by former GM assembly-line worker Dmytro Szylak. He adds to it everyday in the back yard of his small white-porched house in this Eastern European part of town. We met Szylak who showed us around and revealed secret upon secret. Moving, sad and transcendent…all mixed up, like so much in Detroit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamtramck_Disneyland

Photo by Tod Machover

Photo by Tod Machover

Photo by Tod Machover

Photo by Tod Machover

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