13 Jun 2011

>Going to Church

>Welcome to the atrium of Saint Aloysius Parish, a magnificent room that has been converted to a play room for children.
On my last trip to Detroit we were shooting the Book Tower when my companion started speaking with a nice young man in shiny jeans with a nice little faux-hawk who turned out to be Brother Micheal, a Franciscan monk. After a little chat he invited us in to show us around, and it was a rare treat to see a cathedral when empty and closed. Small, but beautiful it was built in the middle of the Great Depression by the locals in a matter of months.

Thankfully I was carrying my tripod despite thinking I was going to be shooting outside in broad daylight so shooting long exposures wasn’t a huge problem.

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