If you ever come to Kalamazoo...
If you ever come to Kalamazoo to visit me, I would show you around. Then I would put you in my car and drive you approximately 40 miles to Lake Michigan. You would have to see for yourself the splendor of the lighthouses that stand guard over the Big Lake.
You Must Bring A Camera. My best memory of Kalamazoo was the Upjohn Company. The family sold out what the Grandfather put his life and soul into to build. Now it is a Global company with no ties to or no commitment to Kalamazoo.
More winter 2006 pictures
"Blanche Hull Preserve"
The Hull family home once graced this nice big plot of land in the city. House is gone, but a nice big, and wild, park remains. Located between Burdick Street and Lovers Lane, north of Kilgore Road. This picture is at the eastern end of the plot, where it is bordered by the Portage Creek. The park is cut by a rail freight line, and there is a camping area used by the homeless; quite private from the usual city life.
Across Lovers Lane from Hull Preserve lies another big park. This one is a bit more open and used in most seasons by picnicers. Part of the Portage Creek winds through, and feeding the ducks and geese is a popular pastime for small children.
Two nice stone bridges in the park, look like built in the thirties by WPA workers. The style reminds me of structures common in parks in New York State, 500 miles to the east.
"Appropriate for winter"
Mural on gallery north of downtown