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.


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.