Friday, August 19, 2016

Marquette, Michigan: A Walking Tour Inside Out of Darkness

A couple weeks ago I took a short trip to the setting of Out of Darkness, Marquette, Michigan. Marquette, Michigan is the most populated city in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the home of NMU (Northern Michigan University). On my trip, I meant to take pictures of the beautiful scenery as well as a few places mentioned in Out of Darkness to give readers a visual of Lizette's world. 

HOTplate Paint-Your-Own-Pottery
153 W. Washington St.
Marquette, Michigan
A paint your own pottery studio. 
OUT OF DARKNESS Reference: Keiran Madigan works at HOTplate firing pottery after it has been painted. 

Babycakes Muffin Company
223 W Washington St
 Marquette, Michigan
A coffee and muffin shop.
OUT OF DARKNESS Reference: Thierry Sebastian works at Babycakes, which in OUT OF DARKNESS sells cupcakes instead of muffins.

Holy Cross Orphanage
600 Altamont St. 
Marquette, Michigan
An abandoned orphanage that sits on a hill overlooking U.S. 41. Sadly this awesomely creepy looking building is in the process of being demolished. :(
OUT OF DARKNESS Reference: In OUT OF DARKNESS this building is combined with the D.J. Jacobetti Veteran's Home next door and used as the secret hangout spot of Lizette and her friends. 

Miner's Castle and Lover's Leap, The Pictured Rocks
The Pictured Rocks
Munising, Michigan
I didn't make it to the pictured rocks this trip, so I found these on their website:
OUT OF DARKNESS Reference: Lizette and Thierry go on a date to Munising and drive out to Miner's Castle. Lover's Leap is also mentioned in OUT OF DARKNESS. Local legend has is that a couple displayed their love for each other by jumping off the top of the rock arch below together. 

Sadly the Weatherly house in the woods is just a figment of my imagination. But I think it would look a little like this (but enclosed with more trees)...

Other Beautiful Spots Not Mentioned in OUT OF DARKNESS (but may show up in one of the other books in the Eternals Trilogy)
Presque Isle Park, Marquette, Michigan

Presque Isle Park, Marquette, Michigan

Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette, Michigan

Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette, Michigan

PS. I found the Loch Ness Monster... and it's not in Scotland!

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