MICHIGAN MONDAYS | THE GUARDIAN BUILDING

Things to Do in Detroit | The Guardian Building
While Warren and I have made it a point to see some pretty weird things in Detroit–Hamtramck Disneyland, anyone?–we thought it was about time to visit some of the Iconic Detroit sites, like the gorgeous Guardian Building
And, in case you were wondering, this is what we look like when we take selfies on top of parking structures in Detroit.  
Moving on. I’m kind of obsessed with art deco anything so I pretty much wanted to move right in. I loved all the mosaics done by Mary Chase Perry Stratton, one of the founders of the Pewabic Pottery technique. Did I mention that I’m also a big nerd for art history?
Things to Do in Detroit | The Guardian Building
Anyway, it was hotter than Hades the day we visited or else we would have lingered in the fabulous indoor shopping arcade for some tea and cookies. We will just have to return now that it’s finally cooling down. 
Things to Do in Detroit | The Guardian Building
Things to Do in Detroit | The Guardian Building
Things to Do in Detroit | The Guardian Building
Naturally, the below sign only encouraged us to want to break the rule. We had not have even wanted to slide down the banister until we realized that it was a possibility. There was also a sign on the parking structure prohibiting rollerblading, which is a real shame since you know how much I LOVE bladin’.

Things to Do in Detroit | The Guardian Building
I have dreams where my entire house is done up in mosaics. I wouldn’t mind a few of these bad boys. But for now, I’m going to settle on trying to recreate the feel of these in my crochet creations. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
Things to Do in Detroit | The Guardian Building
Yep, just a gigantic mural of Michigan with a radiating woman bearing gifts of Michigan’s bounty #nobigdeal.
Things to Do in Detroit | The Guardian Building
Things to Do in Detroit | The Guardian Building

Selfie part two, in which the blown out lighting makes us look like plastic mannequins.

Things to Do in Detroit | The Guardian Building
Also, in case you didn’t know, Detroit has a monorail called The People Mover. It’s pretty useless but it reminds me of both The Simpsons and Disneyland so I’m on board with the whole thing. Spoiler alert: it gets blown up in Alex Cross, the hit movie starring Tyler Perry.  

Things to Do in Detroit | The Guardian Building

I’m already packing my bags to move in/squat in The Guardian Building. Anyone want to join me?
P.S. If you’re hungry for more, check out some of our other Detroit adventures

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