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Marche du Nain Rouge

Posted by
Ralph Jones (Detroit, United States) on 30 March 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

There are rumors that he is responsible for the fire of 1805, the race riots of 1967, the hiring of Matt Millen in 2001, the Kwame Kilpatrick text message scandal of 2008, and the financial crisis of 2012. The he that I am referring to is du Nain Rouge, a red dwarf who has cursed the City of Detroit well over 300 years, after being attacked by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the founder of Detroit. Throughout the centuries the good citizens of Detroit have banded together and marched the evil Nain Rouge out of our fair city. On Sunday the 25th of March 2012, Detroiters again banished that evil little harbinger of doom, du Nain Rouge!

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

STEED from D, France

Coloured and Happy .....Cool picture,Ralph...

30 Mar 2012 8:30am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful street shot, Ralph - good to see this fantastic tradition lives on!

30 Mar 2012 11:58am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

These have been superb street documentaries, Ralph - fantastic!

30 Mar 2012 3:33pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I'm enjoying this series, Ralph : thanks for sharing it. I had no clue about this harbinger of doom. (though I can now believe he came down the 401 in 1967 and laid a big FAT curse on our pathetic Maple Leafs!)

30 Mar 2012 5:34pm

@Rick: I feel your pain, I lived though an 0-16 Lions season, wore my little Lions cap everyday trying to show my support, like that would help...

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

They seem to be enjoying themselves tremendously! Nicely captured Ralph! ;-)

30 Mar 2012 6:37pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Lots of reasons to gather together for a parade ... good shot, Ralph!

30 Mar 2012 6:44pm

Gary from The Southwest Deserts, United States

Anything goes!

30 Mar 2012 7:13pm