Day-twah Vogg-nah
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Some parts of the old, elegant Detroit have been almost literally swallowed up by parts of the new, not-so-elegant Detroit. Here we see St. John Cantius Church swallowed up by The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, making for -- yes, I am going for it ... watch me now ... watch me -- Holy Shit.
The church is still in operation, sort of, according to the worker across the street who caught me taking photos. Built in 1923, its current plight can be traced to the mid-70s, according to The Detroit News:

"The city of Detroit in 1974 purchased and demolished 300 homes near the church, along with the Orange Blossom Theatre, a big meeting hall, and some ethnic groceries to expand its sewage treatment plant. The city was under a federal court order to meet the regulations of the U.S. Clean Water Act."
"St. John was set to be taken, too. But parishioners and the Rev. Edwin Szczygiel (pronounced Shh-chee- gal), and some allies on the City Council, such as ex-Tiger Billy Rogell and Jack Kelley, raised such a fuss that the city surrendered and the church stayed."

-- And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink... -- Isaiah 3:24
-- I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils... -- Amos 4.10
-- Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land... -- Genesis 34:30
-- And his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up... -- Joel 2:20
Across the street Babs shows her concern, along with rental car Libby, a certain dead composer, and...
... Ward (a.k.a. LeftWard), who, in his navigations, always directed us to the left (via the spinning of his fez tassel).


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