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Sorry for the extended break from picture (and other) posting, LJ! I was in the US for two weeks and such, and then I had a new computer and etc. etc. etc. blah blah blah. BUT I HAVE RETURNED! TRIUMPHANT!

Please enjoy my vacation photos of American midwestern randomness...

The SEA-TAC gift shop: full o' bad puns

Sadness for book nerds: The original Borders Books, going out of business.

Old, beat-up shoes.

Does this book placement seem a bit absure to anyone else?

Your hostess

Old-Fashioned transportation, with all the attendant comfort: Amtrak

Waiting for the train

Rural MI


A mill, I believe.

Riding on the train, being super vain.

Union Station, Chicago

Downtown Chicago by day

And by night. My favorite skyscraper in the world, Chicago's Pussy Tower, is in the background on the left.

Views of Lake Michigan

The L, which always looks shockingly rickety to me.

A super-cute kitty cat and an old Korg synth

Public transport advertising.

I wonder why this shop went out of business...

Northeast Chicago...

More public transport advertising

The most ridiculous breakfast menu ever. (The Bongo Room: IF YOU ARE IN CHICAGO, GO.)

Just in case you didn't have these admonitions in mind... (Ferndale, MI)

Sleaze preservation: Awesome old signage in The Loving Touch, a former happy ending massage parlour turned into a hipster bar in Ferndale.

Stay classy, Ypsilanti.

Downtown Ypsi

I'm sure there's a... large? market for this...

University of Michigan campus, Ann Arbor

Epic sky

Puppy! (My aunt's exceedingly well treated dog.)

You know what cats love? BOXES. (This is my grandmother's cat, a little foundling I helped rescue.)


In case you ever wanted tea like what you can get in Japanese vending machines—unsweetened green stuff—I can't recommend Itoen's American line of teas enough. UNSWEETENED. SO GOOD.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport, McNamara Terminal

And... home!

For more pics, especially of Metro Detroit, check out heintz57! For super awesomesauce pics of Brooklyn, go visit zazie11, my partner in TARDIS piloting! If you're posting pictures and I don't know about it, holla and I'll link you!




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Sep. 5th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
OMG you were not far from me at all. We should have met up for coffee or something. Love the picks especially the ones of MI but I may be a bit partial to them.

Chicago is amazing and still looks good, I haven't been there in a while but I think I need to go back soon.
Sep. 7th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Glad you like the picks. I was SO BUSY when I was in the states, so I probably wouldn't have been able to meet up. :( It is a shame, though!
Sep. 8th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
Well the next time you come in my area drop me a line. I can show you the big "D" in person.

I am glad you had a good trip and welcome home.
Sep. 7th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
I really want to try space noodles now.
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