Fairy Doors

We got back last week from a trip to Michigan (Go Spartans!) which started with a trip to Ann Arbor. Let me take a moment to sing the praises of the best tourism approach ever: fairy doors.

That’s right. Fairy doors. You can pull up–or print out–a map of the downtown area where all the fairy portals into the fairy dimension are located. They’re no bigger the a hand, so you have to look closely, but there are tiny doors scattered everywhere. They have pennies (and sometimes little candies or even packets of jellies) left as gifts for the fairies. There’s a miniature fairy¬†ticket window in a local theater, a fairy coffee shop inside a human coffee shop, and a fairy boutique. You can read about them at urban-fairies.com . Fairy doors in Birmingham, anyone?

So here's what you see as you stand at the counter waiting for your coffee in Sweetwater Coffee and Tea.

So here’s what you see as you stand at the counter waiting for your coffee in Sweetwater Coffee and Tea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here's a close up of the same door, along with the fairy offerings left there.

And here’s a close up of the same door, along with the fairy offerings left there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the view from the fairy window into a tiny fairy store. It's a very close replica of the actual store where the fairy door is located.

This is the view from the fairy window into a tiny fairy store. It’s a very close replica of the actual store where the fairy door is located.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, just for fun, this is what The Boy looked like riding through the street on a rainy day in Ann Arbor. He was a ghost. A rain resistant ghost.

And, just for fun, this is what The Boy looked like riding through the street on a rainy day in Ann Arbor. He was a ghost. A rain resistant ghost.

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