This week I took the opportunity to walk around the grounds at Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan with photographer friend and brother in Christ, David Laurence. They don't allow photographers on the property, so we had to make due with little equipment. Whenever questioned, we explained it is a hobby for us. Here are a few of the better images I managed to create while spending the morning there.
Welcome to Cranbrook, one of the world’s leading centers of education, science, and art. Comprising a graduate Academy of Art, contemporary Art Museum, House and Gardens, Institute of Science, and Pre-K through 12 independent college preparatory Schools, Cranbrook welcomes thousands of visitors and students to its campus each year.
Founded by Detroit philanthropists George and Ellen Booth in 1904, Cranbrook’s 319-acre campus features the work of world-renowned architects such as Eliel Saarinen, Albert Kahn, Steven Holl, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Rafael Moneo, Peter Rose and sculptors Carl Milles, Marshall Fredericks and others. Critics have called Cranbrook "the most enchanted and enchanting setting in America" and in 1989, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.