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This Town Full Of Secret, Tiny Doors Is A Mystery You'll Want To Solve.

Old 11-13-14, 05:34 PM
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This Town Full Of Secret, Tiny Doors Is A Mystery You'll Want To Solve.

This is rather cute.

This Town Full Of Secret, Tiny Doors Is A Mystery You'll Want To Solve.

In the bustling college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, exists a secret world that very few people are aware of. If you look carefully around town, you'll notice itty bitty doors placed on the side of buildings. You may not understand them at first, but the more you see? The more you'll fall in love with the fairy doors of Ann Arbor.

The first tiny door popped up in town in 2005. It was quickly copied and found in buildings, shops, and restaurants.



Why do they exist? Because father and children’s book author, Jonathan B. Wright, installed the whimsical tiny portals in an ode to his children.



He started making similar doors inside his house in 1993 to wow his two daughters. A decade later, he decided to go public, and the first public fairy door appeared outside Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea.



Ten days later, the Peaceable Kingdom door appeared.



The Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea indoor fairy door.




The Mott Children’s hospital in Ann Arbor.




Google Offices, Ann Arbor.



The Shevel Gallery.




Red Shoes.




Ann Arbor Public Library.




Jonathan wrote the children’s book, Who’s Behind the Fairy Doors?, since creating the doors (and having many others pop up in tribute). If you or your daughters need to know MORE to satisfy your fairy tale fix, or even find his original 10 doors spread around town, definitely check out his website Urban-Fairies.
I never heard of the books but this sure makes me want to check them out.
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Old 11-13-14, 05:35 PM
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Too small, did not open.
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I solved the mystery. Some children's book author does it in an ode to his children.
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I hate it when news articles tout a mystery and then solve it for you within the article. #nannystate
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Wait until she finds the door to the brothel and morgue.
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I was hoping for something cool... but no.
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EddieMoney, would bang.
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The Borrowers?
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I've been to Ann Arbor plenty of times and never heard of this.. huh.
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This is rather cute.
More like fucking stupid if you ask me.
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Old 11-14-14, 10:52 AM
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More like fucking stupid if you ask me.
Get off my lawn!
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So, is there a little diorama behind every door? Just some of them?

I think it is neat! Bunch of grumpy old farts in here, chasing fairies off your lawns. Harrumph.
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I mostly object to the missing comma after the word 'doors' in the thread title. Alternately, the unneeded comma after the word 'secret'.

I don't know how to enjoy life anymore.
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Congratulations Ann Arbor, you're doing what they've been doing at Cathedral Trail on Monhegan Island for decades.

Difficulty added: You can only use found objects. Don't rip up living things.
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I graduated from UM Ann Arbor in 1999, so this started after my time there, but I never noticed this in any of the times I've been back.
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I've been to Ann Arbor plenty of times and never heard of this.. huh.
Ha! I live there and had no clue.
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Huh. I've been there several times and never noticed.

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The main street in Greenville, SC has nine small mice hidden along the street...

http://www.miceonmain.com/mousehunthints.html

1. Begin your search on North Main outside of the hotel restaurant where a fountain makes a wall of water. You'll find the father mouse, Marvin, reading his book. He can't hide--take a good look!
2. Mother Maggie is just across, sitting where she can see Marvin. When she looks down the street, she can see their five baby mice, placed here and there, all so sweet.
3. Cross the street and walk a bit. You'll see Marvin, Jr. at the top of the stairs where coffee lovers and computer gurus meet and poets love to count their feet.
4. Marcley's somewhere near the One Main Street plaza. Look around. You'll find him there.
5. Millie's a high "high-tech" girl. You'll really have to search, but give it a whirl.
6. Watch out! Mitch does his skateboarding in the bank's alley. You'll be lucky to find him; don't dally.
7. Across the street there's healthy stuff along the way. That's where Melissa loves to play.
8. You'll find Aunt Mifflin where there's money. She's looking at the flowers, honey.
9. Mifflin's husband, Uncle Miles, loves to eat Italian. He's by the rain spout. If you've found him, give a shout!

That's what a mouse hunt is all about!
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That's great...all those unoccupied tiny portals and this guy is still homeless:

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That's great...all those unoccupied tiny portals and this guy is still homeless:

It happens. Tough times at the Wonka factory forced layoffs; political refugee after the vernicious knid regime seized power. Even the Lollipop Guild cannot find work for all of its brethren.
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I graduated from UM Ann Arbor in 1999, so this started after my time there, but I never noticed this in any of the times I've been back.
I graduated in 85, haven't been back in about 10 years. I didn't even read the first paragraph of the first post, was just scrolling through the pictures until I saw the guitar case with "I brake for Jake" on it, recognized Shakey Jake immediately, knew this had to be in A^2. I worked the midnight front desk at the Lamp Post Inn on Stadium, we used to give Shakey Jake a discount if we had rooms available, he'd get two nights for whatever he could pay. Many times I'd drive him back into campus when I left work in the morning and headed in for class.
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