is that a water tower in your city, or are you just happy to see me

Our old friend Steve Cherry, while visiting this year’s Dirty Show in Detroit, happened across this interesting photograph featuring our infamous water tower. Fortunately, he had his camera. (I don’t yet know who’s responsible, but I’m looking into it. Rest assured, however, that charges will be filed… Or, better yet, an invitation to this winter’s Shadow Art Fair will be extended.)

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  1. Matt
    Posted September 27, 2006 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Miss She La is the artist, I believe…

  2. Ted Glass
    Posted September 27, 2006 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    The photo is actually quite old.

    Most people don’t know that the bust of Dimitrius Ypsilanti, which now sits at the base of the tower, used to have a body beneath it.

    I’d almost forgotten what great legs it had. (Which probably explains why they were stolen in 1971.)

  3. mark
    Posted September 28, 2006 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the link, Matt. I’ll check it out.

  4. mike_1630
    Posted September 29, 2006 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    That picture is hilarious…

  5. egpenet
    Posted September 29, 2006 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    The city cop pulled to a stop, leaned out the cruiser window, a gleam in his eye, but spoke in a straight monotone, “Miss, you can’t sit there. Move on.”

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