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Posted on 2010.05.26 at 12:43
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: House - Elton John
I think we can all agree that this is a lousy shot, speaking from a standpoint of photographic excellence. I will hasten to note that I did not snap it. In fact, I'm pretty sure that nobody snapped it -- it was taken by an automated camera poised on a passing automobile, a camera that probably took thousands of photos on that particular day. For this, you see, comes to us courtesy of Google Maps.

There are still a lot of streets in a lot of cities that Google Maps has not photographed in detail, but they've added this one to the roster. This is a recent photo of the house in Detroit in which I grew up; in which I lived until I was 25. I would have preferred to include a shot from the front, but I've settled for this side shot. Unlike the house I remember, this one is now surrounded by big trees, and the view from the front shows very little of the house.

I don't know that anyone outside my immediate family or really long-time friends will find this of interest, but here it is. I could say a whole lot more about what this photo makes me think and feel, but I wouldn't know where to start. And if I did start, I wouldn't know where to finish.


(Anonymous) at 2010-05-26 18:10 (UTC) (Link)


Blast from the Past! I remember this house,the home i grew up in has been gone for many many years now. Happy to see that your home is still standing and looking good. nice family home :) <3 monique
(Anonymous) at 2010-05-26 18:30 (UTC) (Link)


I definitely don't remember the trees. Check out 12266 Corbett, my old place. Amazingly looks great. Grandmas house on Norcross and Camden sadly is vacant and burned.
charlesofcamden at 2010-05-26 18:36 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Home

You're right - your old place is looking good! Nice to see that there are people with pride in their property even in a tough time & place.
(Anonymous) at 2010-05-27 00:18 (UTC) (Link)



I recently googled my house down the street. I was amazed it was still standing and saddened by how it looks. But all of the great memories came flooding back. It's amazing what a picture can do.
Actually, when I entered 12330 - it brought up the wrong house....my house address somehow moved about 5 or 6 houses closer to the church.

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