Author Archives: Michael Criswell

Bay of Fundy

Standing on the bottom of the Bay of Funy, Nova Scotia. Twice each day, 160 billion tonnes of seawater flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy — more than the combined flow of the world’s freshwater rivers! The Bay of Fundy’s tides transform the shorelines, tidal flats and exposed sea bottom as they flood into the bay and its harbours and estuaries. The best place to experience the tides of the Bay of Fundy is within the World’s Highest Tides Ecozone. Located around the two upper basins of the Bay, this area has a distinct coastal geography. Tides in this coastal zone reach a peak of around 50 feet the height of a 5-storey building. This is many times higher than typical tides on the rest of the Atlantic coast! The huge tides expose the sea bottom in this shot at Burntcoat Head Park.

 

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Money

The abandoned Lee Plaza Hotel, Detroit Michigan. Taken last year on our Easter weekend Urban Exploration trip in Detroit. The Lee Plaza is a vacant 15-story high-rise apartment building located at 2240 West Grand Boulevard, about one mile west of New Center along West Grand Boulevard, an area in Detroit, Michigan. It is a registered historic site by the state of Michigan and was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places on November 5, 1981.

The interior contains 220 one to four-room apartments. The first floor has a main lobby with a coffered ceiling, east and west lounges, two wood-panelled dining rooms, and a ballroom. The main hallway was dubbed “Peacock Alley,” a barrel-vaulted space with a coffered ceiling covered in a rich color scheme of blues, golds and greens. The basement originally contained a beauty parlor, a game room, a children’s playroom, and a meat market and grocer.

The place is now rotting away as time passes by.

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