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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pigeons pontificating over Detroit

These bold and brazen pigeons are part of our city. We found them cooing on the wall adjacent to the Rencen and overlooking one of Detroit's historical churches: Old Mariner's. A landmark in the city since 1842 built orignally for sailors, it had a tunnel in its basement that ran to the Detroit river for use as part of the Underground Railway network that brought slaves to freedom. In 1955 this 3000 ton church was moved 900 feet east to make way for new buildings. It has two services every Sunday at 8:30 and 11am.

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