ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - MAY 2007
FOUR HUNDRED AND FIRST POST!
My last post on Santiago 2007 was the 400th post, if we consider all three blogs I'm keeping: Blogtrotter 70s & 80s and Blogtrotter Revival - The 90s. This one is dedicated to Ann Arbor, a city in the state of Michigan in USA and the seat of Washtenaw County. It has a population of roughly 115,000 (some 15,000 more than Santiago), of which some 37,000 are college or graduate students (some 3,000 less than in Santiago). It's also the seat of the main campus of the University of Michigan, but I'll leave that to the next post...
"HILTON - LONDON HEATHROW – As we were connecting early morning from Heathrow Airport, we had to fly the night before to London. A nice way to deal with the situation is to stay in one of the hotels in the area. The Hilton is the most convenient, as you may just walk from Terminal Four to the Hotel and vice-versa. A Sofitel hotel opened at Terminal Five on late June 2008, so the probably this will now be the most convenient for longhaul flights with British Airways..."
"ST. LAWRENCE RIVER - The flight from London to Detroit was quite nice and allowed some nice pictures of the Blue Planet. This one on the St. Lawrence River mostly frozen is one of them"
Edited: According to a comment, this isn't the St. Lawrence, but the Manicouagan impact crater with the Manicouagan Reservoir. Thanks for the correction! Actually, it looked a bit weird for a River...
"THE CAMPUS INN - Should you believe the publicity, it would seem that you are in a 1001 nights world; actually not so, but decent enough anyhow..."
"RAINMAN - One of the several sculptures at the Campus Inn"
"ROOM WITH A VIEW - We had a room on the top floor of the Hotel and the view was nice"
"THE BELL TOWER, in the middle of the main campus of the University of Michigan, is one of the more recognizable landmarks of Ann Arbor"
"MAIN STREET - It seems compulsory nowadays to have a Starbucks around"
"THREE CHURCHES - I counted 100 (one hundred) on the list of churches in Ann Arbor...
"HOUSES - Including the amazing purple house"
"RESTAURANT at the old railway station"
"BATH TIME - At the Huron River"
"THE NEWBERRY HALL - Museum of Archaeology"