{GHQ} Heidelberg Redux (GC2GA9Y) – Geocache of the Week

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The “Dotty-Wotty” house in Detroit, MI. Part of the Heidelberg Project.
Photo Credit paulhitz

Geocache Name:

{GHQ} Heidelberg Redux (GC2GA9Y)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

1.5/1.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

Discovering new places is one of the best parts of geocaching. For example, almost every city has hidden pockets of art—even Detroit. This geocache will take you to the Heidelberg Project. Wikipedia describes this neighborhood of art as, “an outdoor art project in Detroit, Michigan. It was created in 1986 by artist Tyree Guyton and his grandfather Sam Mackey (“Grandpa Sam”) as an outdoor art environment in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on the city’s east side, just north of the city’s historically African-American Black Bottom area.” Many people wouldn’t even know about this amazing area had it not been for this geocache.

What geocachers have to say:

“This location is just another reason why I love geocaching. Without this cache being here, I would never have known this unique area existed in Detroit. Thanks for putting a cache here for me to find, and for seeing this local street art. Amazing spot.” – LucyLee

“So glad that we made it down here. I figured my niece would like the area and I was correct. We had fun trying to retrieve the cache but we got it. What an interesting place. As the CO said when I mentioned coming to get this one….take the time to explore. Thanks for placing this cache and bringing us down to the area.” – ShihTzumommy

“AWESOME! Anybody that enjoys art in any form should check this area out. very unique and creative, i’m sure the pictures speak for themselves. adding as a fav for the overall location. thanks” – RE4isNumber1

Photos:

Polka dots are so hot right now. Photo by ShihTzumommy

Polka dots are so hot right now. Photo by ShihTzumommy

What do you think happen next? Photo by mlaniel

What do you think happen next? Photo by mlaniel

Three happy geocachers in front of some of the art. Photo by MI Chickenlegs

Three happy geocachers in front of some of the art. Photo by MI Chickenlegs

What interesting art have you seen while geocaching? Post your photos in the comments.

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!

 

 

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