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Mackinac Island, seen from the top of the island in May of 2015, has stunning views of over the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge, which connects the Lower and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Tulips are in full bloom outside the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Thursday May 28, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Visitors look over a viewer point adjacent to Arch Rock on Mackinac Island. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Downtown Mackinac Island. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Downtown Mackinac Island. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Mackinac Island, seen from the top of the island in May of 2015, has stunning views of over the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge, which connects the Lower and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Fort Mackinac was built by the British in 1780 on Mackinac Island. Sixteen years later the American took the fort only to be captured again by the British during the War of 1812. The Fort was restored to look as it did during the final years of its occupation. Historical interpreters dress in period pieces giving tours and riffle and cannon demonstrates to visitors at this historic state park. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Fort Mackinac was built by the British in 1780 on Mackinac Island. Sixteen years later the American took the fort only to be captured again by the British during the War of 1812. The Fort was restored to look as it did during the final years of its occupation. Historical interpreters dress in period pieces giving tours and riffle and cannon demonstrates to visitors at this historic state park. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Occupy Wall St, Nov. 17 Global Day of Action: part 2

Images from the early afternoon on Occupy Wall St’s Nov. 17 Global Day of Action. From Zuccotti Park to the fight to march down Wall St and back to the park where a cat and mouse game ensued with the NYPD barricades and the Occupiers. It was a game of strategies before the thousands of occupiers left Zuccotti and marched 2.4 miles to Union Sq.

Early afternoon rally at Foley Park, Nov. 17.

NYPD in riot gear line up along Wall St keeping protesters out of the street, Nov. 17.

A scuffle between NYPD and protesters led to OWS medics being called in on Wall St., Nov. 17

Christian Ruiz, 18, and girlfriend Bianca Rosario, 17 hug on Wall st. during Nopv. 17's OWS national day of action. Both attend the Borough of Manhattan Community College. When asked about the occupy movment, Ruiz said "I like it- it makes sense fighting for the future."

Occupiers dance in celebration when retaking Zuccotti Park Nov. 17

Troy Odendhal stands near a meditating occupier. Odendhal is at Occupy Wall St for his father, a part-time transist worker who was unjustisly fired for a work injury.

Occupy Wall St, Nov. 17 national day of action at Zuccotti Park.

The books of OWS's People's Library were thrown into a dumpter when NYPD offcials evicted Zuccotti Park protesters. The remaining books were carried around by protesters during Nov. 17 OWS's national day of action

Zuccotti Park after the eviction of the protesters as seen during on Nov 17.

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Village Halloween; NYC

Halloween fell on a Monday this year. I planned my nyc trip around Halloween, before i even knew about the Village Halloween Parade. this annual parade brings thousands, and i mean thousands of people together in Greenwich Village for a huge Halloween parade, anyone can be in the parade if they are in a costume, hundreds of puppets are made for the event as well as floats and different cars for projecting music.

Everyone i knew in nyc was at work or in class, so i headed there by myself. Ended up meeting some people on the subway and hung out with them the whole night. We climbed like 4 barricades to get into the parade, found our way into a speakeasy, watched the masked occupiers collect in Union square with the Halloween parade, went to the gun bar, and managed to find our way into a two story rooftop gay club.

Unicorn Killers /twins on the subway

Bean; i meet her and her friend on the subway. I was on the way to the Village Parade by myself cause everyone was working or in class. So i went with my new subway friends for the night. We climbed like 4 barricades to get into the parade, found our way into a speakeasy, graffitti bar, then ended the night at two story- roof top gay club.

A real NYC police officer, who was retiring in two weeks, with a fighter in the Village Parade.

Village Parade

gay pride skeleton

Black Swan

LMAFO dancing on the subway

See my Occupy Wall St Halloween post

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