I went on a photo safari to the Detroit "Ice House" yesterday with a local photography Meet Up group.
The Ice House is an abandoned house that has been covered in ice. Described as an "architectural installation and social change project," I think it was really just an excuse to do something crazy.
It looked pretty cool when it was first frozen, but by yesterday most of the ice had melted.
Created by a photographer and an architect who say the project references "contemporary urban issues," they have received a lot of media attention (NPR, The Washington Post, etc. etc.)
But the Ice House was only half the point for me yesterday. I was mostly interested in the experience of going out to shoot something with a group of photographers. And this turned out to be a lot of fun. I felt like a kid again, going out to play with the other kids in the neighborhood.
I had been reticent to go on one these group photo safaris because my camera is a humble point-and-shoot, but it turned out that none of the "real" photographers made fun of me because of this.
Behind the house I found this hubcap in the snow:
And also this chair: