Friday, October 26, 2007

henry ford

Pretty, huh? Looks a little like England?


Well, it's a cottage from the Cotswolds (17th century, I believe), but it's in Dearborn, Michigan. One of the things I learned last weekend was that Henry Ford had a lot of money. Enough money to buy dozens of buildings and move them to Greenfield Village. Ok, a lot are replicas - some of the Thomas Edison buildings just had "some structural elements" from the original - but it's still pretty impressive.

When J.Vo dropped me off at Greenfield Village, I asked the ticket lady for a ticket, we discussed the fact that I was not a student and not a member of AAA, and she said, ok, that's $25. And I said, wait, I thought it was $20. And she said, parking is $5. And I said, but I don't have a car. And she just stared at me blankly. [Does. Not. Compute.] Ah, Michigan. Eventually we sorted it out, but she was really confused at first.

3 comments:

Coloradan said...

Well, you weren't just in Michigan, you were at the Henry friggin' Ford village! Of course it didn't compute!

Sophist said...

Hey I was in the Cotswolds in England about 10 years ago, and I heard about how Henry Ford built his own little Cotswolds village in Michigan! cool picture.

towwas said...

Hey, cool! This is the whole Cotswolds bit - the cottage and a blacksmith's shop and maybe one other building. The rest is a very random assortment. Cool, but definitely random.