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Posted on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 : 7:24 p.m.

People-watching in the Diag

By Daniel Brenner

See how Ann Arbor pedestrians and animals enjoyed the weather before it started to rain on Monday.

Photographer Daniel Brenner captured these images.


Daniel Brenner

Sat, Aug 18, 2012 : 4:55 p.m.

You are absolutely right, Yael. It being my first week at, I have not fully familiarized myself with the different buildings and landmarks of the area. I should have spent more time to find the Engineering Arch's name. I went to a college that also placed strong value in tradition, and it would be considered a tragedy to falsely label once of our historic landmarks. Thanks for the catch.

Yael Ganet

Sat, Aug 18, 2012 : 1:20 p.m.

Harrumph!!! What's up with captioning the pair of the "pedestrians walk through a tunnel (on UM campus)"???? Has the Diag's one and only Engineering Arch been de-named??? Having been corrected many times as a young child to "use the proper name" for that 'tunnel', I am left with a central somatic-roiling. In my own age-ed way, I am perhaps now experiencing the irritation which may have driven the harsh redressing I remember being clueless about...just sayin'...

Madeleine Borthwick

Tue, Aug 14, 2012 : 1:55 p.m.

people-watching is one of my favorite pastimes, and the Diag is a good place to do it. I remember, years ago, one of their frequent "hanger-outers" was a tall black man who liked to get up on one of those stone benches and expound on whatever topic he felt was important at the time. We called him "Dr. Diag," and usually agreed with what he was saying. that was a long time ago, but some of us have fond memories of this guy. "Dr. Diag," wherever you are, thank you!