Detroit’s Phallic Vista

Email Print
FacebookTwitterShare

It’s about time that Detroit gets some positive attention for its appreciable views from downtown. Forget the ruin porn – looking across the river this week (my office is visible in the background) we get to see our Canadians friends in Windsor and their wonderful sense of humor as well as sense of aesthetics. From Gawker media:

CBC News reports that Mayor Eddie Francis was “not happy” when told that one of the city’s shrubs had undergone a phallic makeover.

“The bush was in the sculpture garden, and somebody took it upon themselves to reshape the bush into something that they wanted to see,” the city’s parks boss John Miceli told the Windsor Star. “Whoever did the shaping was pretty proficient at shaping bushes.”

The effigy is posted at my blog Detroit: from Rust to Riches.

12:23 pm on October 20, 2013