Detroit Airport, Vicky’s Favorite

May 21, 2007 at 3:32 pm 10 comments

Greetings from Detroit Airport.  I’ve been here many times before and this is my favorite airport of all.  I have some time before we board, so I thought I would share my three favorite things about Detroit Airport.

1) Gayle’s Chocolate
In Terminal B, just outside of Gate B18 is a store that sells Gayle’s Chocolates.  The stuff is a bit pricey, but awesome.  I have gone out of my way on a number of occassions just to stop by there and endulge in chocolate-covered Oreos.  Their Chocolate Video Mix Cassette is a unique, but extremely delicious, concoction as well.  The chocolate is so good, one time I rejoiced a flight delay because it gave me time to stop by.  🙂

2) Glass Art Walkway
Between Terminals A and B, there is a tunnel with the moving walkways typical of airports.  However, Detroit has a different twist!  They’ve lined the rounded walls with textured glass panels.  Behind the panels are colored lights.  They play soothing music and synchronize the light show to the sounds.  The first time I descended into this tunnel, it felt like I was entering an aquarium.  It is a very serene ride. 

Tunnel in Detroit Airport
Glass Art Tunnel In Detroit Airport

3) Kick-Ass Fountain
In the main area of Terminal A, Detroit Airport has a fountain.  It is made out of black stone, making the water a very sheen reflective surface.  The water shoots are so defined they don’t look like natural water.  Like the glass art tunnel, the fountain has a variety of programs and shows.

Fountain at Detroit Airport
Fountain at Detroit Airport

Sadly, it looks like my time at Detroit Airport is about over for today.  My journey continues.

Entry filed under: Detroit, Detroit Airport, Gayle's Chocolates, Travel.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. razzbuffnik  |  May 21, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    Love the walkway shot. Nice use of slow shutter speed to show movement. Very dreamlike.

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  • 2. tgaw  |  May 22, 2007 at 7:38 am

    @razzbuffnik: Thanks!

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  • 3. Katie  |  May 22, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    When I read the title, I thought it was sarcastic – as in “I LOVE Detroit airport – I always miss my connections there”…

    This is much better.

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  • 4. tgaw  |  May 25, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Good news– there is an even bigger Gayle’s Chocolate Outlet outside of Gate A21. So if you can’t make it to B18, you have another option to get savory chocolate.

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  • 5. Bonnie  |  August 20, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    My half-sister is too inhibited. She’s the glass artist who made the light tunnel in the Detroit Airport. Her name is Laurel Fyfe. Her company is Fire fox. She is quite an accomplished glass artist. Your picture of it is beautiful.

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  • 6. Bonnie  |  August 20, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    Oops…I’ve been corrected. Laurel’s company is Foxfire.

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  • 7. tgaw  |  August 20, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    Bonnie,
    That is awesome! Please tell your sisiter that I am a huge fan of that piece. It is such a highlight of any journey through Detroit.

    Vicky

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  • 8. Bonnie  |  August 28, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    You should check out Laurel’s web page. Just type “foxfireglass” on a search.
    Thanks for your great pictures and comments.

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  • 9. Ashe  |  July 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    That’s a great photo of the fountain.

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  • 10. tgaw  |  July 10, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    @Ashe – Thanks!

    Reply

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