Saturday, November 18, 2006

DETROIT DIARY - 8

In The Detroit Institute of ArtsLife is impossible in this place without a car of your own. A colleague-friend was nice enough to spend the afternoon taking me around. Got to visit The Detroit Historical Museum and The Detroit Institute of Arts. Now, museums are places you can spend months on! Still, enjoyed the three hours awesomely!

Here is a painting on a wall (click picture to enlarge) inside the art museum that symbolises Detroit's industry bent of mind.

One thing that hit me really hard today, though, was how little I know about my own culture and city (be it Chennai or Bangalore). Here I am, in a new city, trying to look, feel, smell, taste real Detroit. But I won't be able to take someone who's new to Chennai sight-seeing though I've lived there for 23 years.

I want to go back and "visit" Bangalore. I want to go back and "visit" Chennai. With a companion (travelling sucks when you're alone!)

15 comments:

Vani Viswanathan said...

Hi! Gosh, you're in Detroit?? That shows how long it's been since I read your blog! Hope you're having great fun there.. It seems to be an extremely interesting place!
So how long is the stay there? And hope you get to 'visit' Chennai soon! :)
Have fun there!

Prabu Karthik said...

Detroit at this time of the year!, interesting experience nu sollu:)
but have fun! and i am keen to read your detroit diaries.
update this regularly!

Fathima said...

I used to get mails whenever u write new posts. Have u taken off that feature? I usually check out ur blog, when I get mails. But I didn't get them for long. SO thought to check it out and found so many new posts.

kuttichuvaru said...

hey dude... comin after a long time!! n surprised to see u in Detroit :-) athu ennoda homeland!! me did my Masters there.... now in Maryland though!! where in Detroit r u btw?? I was fascinated by this foreign land initially but to be honest, Detroit is not the best of the places :-)

n abt the static shocks, wen openin the doorknob or somethin, jus wipe ur hand on the door(somethin wooden) n then touch the metal... it works sometimes!!

Viewer said...

Well here I remebr the sayng " Ghar ki murgi dall barabar" Will keep a look for ur intersting adventures in Detriot buddy :)

Rathi said...

WOW that painting looks simply realistic! Good u have ur frds to take u for site seeing. Take this oppurtunity and explore Detroit!

prithz said...

Hey! Jus hopped by ur blog after a long time! Cool to see that u r experiencing a new kinda lifestyle! Hope u r having fun exploring! :)

take care.. enjoy! :)

Padma said...

Nice pic, Anna. I too felt the same way when I had been to Singapore. I happened to browse through the tourism books in the nearby library.. and saw a looot of books on India. There were seperate big books for South India itself.. and i had never been to any of those places :(

Padma said...

Hope to see more updates about ur holiday trip .. Have a great time.

Ram.C said...

U go out of India.. U tend to learn about their cultures..

We miss to learn them in an organised way in our cities... May be the Govt machinery has to show case the cities under better lights...

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

OMG!! You are in Detroit?? That is 4 hours away from Toronto! You should visit :-)

Jeevan said...

you are not in India? THe Art was wonderful vinesh:) hope u are have much fun!

Divya said...

\"Here I am, in a new city, trying to look, feel, smell, taste real Detroit. But I won't be able to take someone who's new to Chennai sight-seeing though I've lived there for 23 years.\"

very true !!
Hope you enjoy ur new city Detroit[might be snowy nowadays isnt it]

Dalicia said...

i'm glad you got to see it! :)

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