EASTERN MARKET - DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Detroit has little of the quaint, the bizarre, the picturesque. A few places and events might qualify, such as the Gypsy restaurants in Delray to the south, the Eastern Market (one of the few places in the city where horses are seen after daybreak), and the carnival on Paradise Valley’s Hastings Street after a Joe Louis victory.
—Michigan, A Guide To the Wolverine State (WPA, 1941)
While there are no longer be post-dawn horses roaming the streets of Detroit’s Eastern Market, it’s still a major hub of wholesale and retail food commerce. In the midst of the Eastern Market district is the market itself—six blocks of produce, meat and condiment sales that have been around since 1891.
Guide note:The Detroit Eastern Market is open every Saturday from 6am to 4pm and on Tuesdays (July-October) from 9am to 3pm. In 2013, they will be hosting a special Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, November 26.
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Hillier, along with his partner Pascal Bronner, started FleaFolly to explore the role of narrative in architecture. And they do it quite literally. Last summer, the two architecture professors took a group of seven students to their atelier in Germany’s Black Forest for an intensive summer session. They holed the students up in their cabin and presented them the challenge they were to work on for the next month: If you could re-imagine the Brothers Grimm fairy tales as architecture, what would they look like? It was an odd question, and one that Bronner and Hillier themselves didn’t know the answer to. But five weeks later, the students emerged with a spindly, handcrafted model of a doomsday city based on the characters and story lines from various Grimm tales.
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