Alleys of Seattle

Chicago/Detroit alleys itinerary

Posted in Chicago, Detroit by seattlealleys on September 8, 2010

This Saturday, September 11th, I will embark on trip two.  I will spend four days in Chicago and three days in Detroit.  While in Chicago I will be meeting with the Department of Transportation in regards to their Green Alleys program that has successfully remodeled a number of downtown alleys.  I will also be meeting with photographer Bob Thall, whose book, City Spaces, explores alleys and their role in the city’s identity.

“Investigating these spaces reminded me of my earlier sense of the city as a mysterious landscape to explore. My history as a Chicagoan, my history as a photographer, the history of the city, and, in a small way, the history of photography—without any plan or anticipation, these photographs brought these histories together for me.” – Bob Thall

While in Detroit, I will visit the Green Garage and their freshly remodeled alley on their grand opening day, Thursday.  I will also be taking an architecture tangent to Cranbrook while in the city.  Let me know if you have any additions to these maps, or if you know of any interesting alleys in either city.  Check back throughout next week for frequent posts.

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