This photo was the 20,000th photo added to the Absolute Michigan pool on Flickr. For the last 2 weeks I’ve been watching the number climb and wondering if it would be a photo of a Michigan icon like the Mackinac Bridge (#19,999), a breaking news event like the GM strike (19,980) or even a photo from where I live (#19,996).
In the end, it was this photo of the former First Presbyterian Church in Detroit (now the Ecumenical Theological Seminary) that rolled the photometer over. I don’t know much about pinehurst19475 other than he seems to have a passion for the architecture of Detroit. This is one of about 350 photos in his Churches of Detroit set and he has many more Detroit area photos. One thing he does do is provide a lot of metadata, allowing you to find the property in the National Register of Historic Places (or this Archiplanet listing with map).
To him, and everyone else who has made the Absolute Michigan group bigger, richer and more absolutely Michigan, thank you.