#DocumentYpsi2017 is now underway

Judging from social media, it looks as though a lot of you headed out with your cameras today, to help document the minutiae of everyday life in Ypsilanti. We’ve still got an entire day to go, several dozen #DocumentYpsi2017 entries have already been posted on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and every time I check back, there are a few more. It was difficult to choose, but here are just a few of my favorites so far… If you’ve got a chance, please keep adding to the collection through tomorrow night.

[Taken from Facebook, Lara Zielin mourns the loss of our old downtown streetlights, which are currently being replaced with LEDs.]

[Jeremy Klumpp visits Dom Bakeries on Washtenaw.]

[Frank Dodd cuts hair at Frank D’s Barbershop, at 209 Pearl Street, in a room behind his convenience store.]

[A luminary for YpsiGlow in the window of Riverside Arts Center.]

[A screaming baby Trump face stares out the window of the Ypsilanti Experimental Space on North Washington Street, in what used to be the storefront occupied by Wigs by Joan.]

[At Depot Town Farmers Market today, volunteers from the Ypsi Bike Coop repaired 9 bikes, accepted the donation of 2 bikes, and gave up one for adoption.]

[I didn’t get as much graffiti as I thought that I would today, but I got some… What, after all, would a 2017 digital time capsule be without at least one “Fuck Trump” tag?]

[There were a lot of folks out fishing today, just below the Peninsular Dam… I thought, given the fact that we’ve been discussing the possibility of removing the nearly 150 year old dam, it probably made sense to document its existence while we can.]

Sheathing coming next! #documentypsi2017 #tinyhouse #tinyhousebuild #thow #tinyhousenation #tinyhouseonwheels #ypsilanti #ypsi #michigan

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[I’m not certain that this was taken inside the City proper, but I like the above photo, as I think it reflects the time in which we live, with people more actively exploring accessory dwelling unit, tiny homes, and the like.]

[Videos from last night’s talent show at Go Ice Cream.]

Footage. #documentypsi2017 #behindthemusic #goicecream #ypsilanti #performers #triangle

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[Amy Probst and Kurt Anschuetz making their way down North Washington Street, toward the Go Ice Cream talent competition.]

OK, that’s it for now… If you haven’t already, please consider joining everyone participating thus far by contributing a photo or two. [Background on the #DocumentYpsi2017 project can be found here.]

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One Comment

  1. Kat
    Posted October 8, 2017 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    No Water Tower shots yet. That surprises me.

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