Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Autumn in the Michigan [USA]

Michigan is the eighth most populous state in the United States. 
It has the longest freshwater shoreline of any political subdivision
in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, 
plus Lake Saint Clair. In 2005, Michigan ranked third among US states
for the number of registered recreational boats, behind 
California and Florida. Michigan has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds.
A person in the state is never more than six miles (10 km)
from a natural water source or more than 87.2 miles (140.3 km)
from a Great Lakes shoreline. It is the largest state by total area
east of the Mississippi River. 

Michigan is the only state to consist entirely of two peninsulas. 
The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan was originally applied,
is often dubbed "the mitten" by residents, owing to its shape.

When asked where in Michigan one comes from, a resident of the 
Lower Peninsula may often[weasel words] point to the corresponding part
of his or her hand. The Upper Peninsula (often referred to as "The U.P.")
is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac,
a five-mile (8 km)-wide channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan.
The Upper Peninsula is economically important for 
tourism and natural resources.

The Law Quad as seen from the Ross School of Business.

Church steeples downtown.

The Diag from above.

Looking towards town from the Ross School of Business.

From any tall spot downtown you will see a distant ring of trees 
surrounding the city.

School of Public Policy from the Ross School of Business.

The Huron River as seen from Huron Towers (Thanks Kai).

Tappan Street from the Grad Library Michigan

Part of the Law Quad. Michigan

he Law Quad as seen from the Ross School of Business, Michigan

A church steeple downtown, Michigan

Washington Street . Michigan

Distant houses as seen from the top of the Washington Street 
parking structure.

Tappan Street from the Grad Library. Michigan

The Cube. Michigan

Golden street near Burns Park . Michigan

Colorful walkway, Michigan

A bright tree near the Law Quad, Michigan

Trees along the river near Dexter,Michigan

Leaves floating in the river.

The Huron River as seen from Huron Towers (Thanks Kai).

A tree and it's leaves.

Fall Leaves in Michigan