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Iced Up: 1904

Iced Up: 1904

Detroit circa 1904. "Washington Boulevard fountain of ice." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Stunning!

I've been staring at the picture for five minutes straight. If I'd been there, that day, I could have stared at it for hours! I've seen fountains frozen up like that, in Europe. Especially if the sun comes out, there really isn't anything more beautiful!

Wish we still did this.

When I was much younger, my father used to take us out to Belle Isle to Ice Skate and to see the Ice fountain. They would lean Christmas trees against a pole that had a water pipe and spray head (as far as I remember). The pole, pipe and spray head are all still there, but they haven't created an ice fountain in who knows how many years. You would think this year they would have done it again given the harsh winter we had.

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