Jan 9, 2012

Belle Isle Bridge

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Belle Isle Bridge
Mt. Elliott Park
Today's post is something a little different. As you know, Detroit Video Daily is about videos and more. This is one of the posts that falls into the "more" category. Basically it's a nice view from Mt. Elliott Park at the Detroit River looking east at the MacArthur Bridge. I took the photo in the early evening of October 2011 and decided to use it in a Glog. A glog is essentially an online poster that one can make using tools on their website. The MacArthur Bridge is commonly known as the Belle Isle Bridge, and a great place to get a view of the bridge is at Mt. Elliott Park.

Detroit Techno
There is a some techno music added to the glog just for good measure. Why techno? Well, as Wikipedia says, "techno is a form of electronic dance music (EDM) that emerged in Detroit, Michigan in the United States during the mid to late 1980s. The first recorded use of the word techno, in reference to a genre of music, was in 1988. Many styles of techno now exist, but Detroit techno is seen as the foundation upon which a number of subgenres have been built." (My emphasis added.)  Hence, a bit of techno to celebrate Detroit's role in the electronic music scene. So go ahead and click on the "play" button under the boombox, and give it a listen. The song is by Vanderson, and while he's not from Detroit, it's still a slick song, so I added it to the glog. More of his beats can be found at his Jamendo page.

And there you have it... the first DVD glog.  :)


  1. Interesting post especially the view of the bridge. I'm sure very few people including myself have not seen the bridge from the Mt. Eliot park.

    However I'm disappointed that there was no link on the "play" button under the boom box.

  2. Mt. Elliott park is really a nice place to relax and take in the river scene. Even though your other message doesn't appear here in the comments, I see that you've discovered that if you click on the word "Play" then you'll hear the music.

    1. Thanks for the help on how the technology works :)


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