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ZachariahDaMan

Brighton, Michigan

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Here are the pictures I took recently with my girlfriend of Brighton, Michigan. The city has a population of about 6,701 and Brighton Township has 17,673 people.

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Historical marker infront of the building in the picture before:

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Historical marker infront of the cemetery in the 2 pictures above:

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I always thought Brighton had a "cool" vibe to it, despite being so far from Detroit. It's too bad you didn't get photos of the new developments downtown. I remember a couple of areas of townhomes and mid-rise residential stuff a few years back. Nice pics though, Zachariah.

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Thanks for the pics with the history info. It's nice to get some background info on some of this stuff. :D

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Thanks guys.

GRDadof, I know the developments you are talking about, next time I am there I will get some pictures of them.

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I like little Brighton. I know people who commute from Brighton to downtown Detroit for work. It takes over an hour each way, but in normal traffic only takes about 25 minutes.

Oh well, it's a neat little downtown, and I hope that the community continues to protect itself against the plague of sprawl.

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Brighton has always held and interesting place on the way too and from Detroit. To me, it's always been a gateway to the region. I knew when coming from Lansing that I had arrived, and when going back to Lansing that I was leaving the area. And, being in between Flint and Ann Arbor on 23 magnifies that feeling.

It's really too bad to see Howell, Brighton, and the rest of the small town being totally surrounded and ate up by sprawl. Fortunately, all have been able to keep their little downtown's in tact. The traffic out there is just terrible, now, though. I know people who live here that commute to both Lansing and Detroit. The implications of those commutes is far reaching. It just shows that the two metro's sprawl will connect along I-96 before two long...:(

Great photos, Zach!

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Thanks Lmichigan

You should take some pictures sometime of some of the towns near Lansing, I went to St. Johns once and thought it was really nice, the Clinton County Courthouse was a cool looking building.

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Mason and Marshall are also worth the trip. A lot of historical structures still standing :thumbsup:

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Grand Ledge is also one of the more unique small town in the state. Glaciers carved out some ledges on the Grand, so you get these huge cliffs down to the river and people rock climb, here. I here known throughout the Midwest because they are so rare.

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I always thought Brighton had a "cool" vibe to it, despite being so far from Detroit. It's too bad you didn't get photos of the new developments downtown. I remember a couple of areas of townhomes and mid-rise residential stuff a few years back. Nice pics though, Zachariah.

My girlfriend and I went to Brighton today to eat out and see a movie so I thought I'd bring my camera along to do some picture taking. Here are some of the development that you are talking about:

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More downtown:

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We had a lot of time to blow off between eating and the time that the movie started so we took a walk through the neighborhoods near downtown. Here are some of the neat houses:

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My girlfriend and I went to Brighton today to eat out and see a movie so I thought I'd bring my camera along to do some picture taking. Here are some of the development that you are talking about:

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That's the one Zachariadaman! :thumbsup:

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