Good Part of Detroit (28 pics)
Detroit is not only about abandoned places. There is a good part of the city.
This is my favorite mural in the city. It's inside of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and is a completely enclosed courtyard, filled by Diego Revera's interpretation of Detroit's (at the time) industrialized state.
Campus Martius Park
Another one of the gems of the city is Campus Martius, at the heart of downtown and the "hub" for all our crazy hub-and-spoke streets. (Thanks, French heritage, for a crazy layout)
Campus Martius Tree
This is the lit tree that sits above the fountain at the same park, looking NE.
The Spirit of Detroit
Heading south of Campus Martius, you will see the Spirit of Detroit. It was added in the late 50's by an artist called Fredericks.
We love our sports here, and love to show that we love them..
Tiger at Comerica Park
We love Detroit Production as much as our sports. This is the Comerica Park Tiger dressed in a Carharrt jacket (a local company.)
We even have our own Stargate ;)
Belle Isle Conservatory
Another of Detroit's great parks is Belle Isle. Here is one of the many places on the island, the Conservatory. It originated during WW2, when the Queen of England sent a collection of rare and unique orchids to the US for safekeeping from the German air raids.
This is inside of the conservatory. This picture doesn't do the building much justice.
Last one of Belle Isle, taken during the Grand Prix race.
After old Tiger's Stadium was demo'd, it was rescued by a local group of Corktowners who maintained the landkeeping, maintenance, and improvements on the grounds. Pickup games are held on the weekends, and the local little league practices on the field.
St Patrick's Day Parade
Another Corktown great is the parade. Held yearly the Sunday before St Paddy's, it is one of the bigger festivals in the city.
Our local farmer's market. Fresh, local produce is shipped in weekly.
This one was taken on "flower day", the Saturday after Mother's Day. It is one of my personal favorite times to go to the market, as there are always so many happy families during this time.
Because of his efforts to fight Jim Crow laws, and his monumental status as one of the first black sports heroes in america, Joe Louis received the honor of this monument to his impact in and out of the boxing ring.
St. Albertus's Church
This is the interior of one of many beautiful churches in the city. St. Albertus' is located on the east (central) side of the city.
The Guardian Building
Detroit has some great architecture. The buildings that are kept up are incredibly unique.
The Fisher Building
This is located in the New Center, a few miles from downtown.
Located on W. Grand Boulevard, the Motown Museum is a testament to Detroit's creativity.
Another testament to Detroiter's creative sides.
Lastly, some city skylines for effect. =)