The photo is actually a digitalized version of a slide. The original photographer left some information on the back. I love when people add little notes.
The photo is dated 7-27-1957 with the notes Belle Isle Fountain, Detroit.
I am a Michigander. I cannot believe I have never seen this fountain in person. I did a little research on the Belle Isle Fountain which is actually called the James Scott Memorial Fountain. The fountain was constructed in 1925.
Yes, I added the fountain to my ever growing bucket list of things to see in Michigan.
Have you seen the James Scott Memorial Fountain in person? Tell me your thoughts.
Until next time…peace.
The cold, winter Michigan days have kept me indoors. I do not mind the snow but when the temperatures are -11˚F, I tend to retreat indoors by my fireplace. I am happy to see the temperatures finally getting above 20˚F. Of course the warmer temperatures will mean snow. But I can handle snow, in fact I like to go and take photos of the fresh, fallen snow on the trees and creek bank.
So, I have been spending more time working on photos and researching the areas, I think they may be derived. In the last set of slides that I purchased from an estate sale, I have noticed a woman in a black coat in most of the photos. I am assuming she is traveling with companion. I wish I knew who she was, what her story is, or why she took the trip. Perhaps, one of these times someone will recognize a person in one of my photos and I will be able to learn the story.
I do know the last batch of photos was taking in a warm climate. I am thinking in the Florida area. One of my friends suggested the one photo resembles Daytona Beach. The photos with businesses in the background do not have any recognizable landmarks. One of the clearer businesses is called Sweet & Blossum Florist.
Even though, I researched the business, I still did not come up with any answers. So, I am going to try and find a historical society in Florida just to ask if they have heard of the business. I will let everyone know where my efforts lead.