Friday, 7 October 2011


When our son took us to down town Detroit, he took us to this beautiful statue, SPIRIT OF DETROIT. A once thriving city before the 60's faces the adversities of recession and economic low. Yet a visit to Detroit will certainly leave one with wonderful memories. It is a picturesque place endowed with natural beauty and lush greenery, with lots of places of interest to visit. It's the home of automobile giants like GM, Ford and Chrysler. One can only hope of Detroit with a better tomorrow. The sculpture SPIRIT OF DETROIT is something that will touch your soul, especially when you read the inscriptions. Here are some pictures I took.

The inscription on stone behind the sculpture reads "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."

The 26-foot bronze statue was sculpted by Marshall Fredericks in the 1950s. The statue is of a seated man holding a sphere in one hand and a family group in the other.  The statue's plaque reads, "Through the spirit of man is manifested in the family, the noblest human relationship."

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