things to see in detroit

This is Detroit, This is My City

Golden Hour at Michigan Central Station
I’ve had this post waiting in the wings for a while now, I’m not sure why I haven’t written it. The images were prepped, I know what I want to say, but I just didn’t write it up. This week, some of my blogging friends are in town from around the nation for the North American International Auto Show. And last night, I had a lot of fun taking Kristin from InDeepH2O around Detroit, this is my city and I love it here.

Michigan Theater Parking Garage

Let’s face it, Detroit gets a black eye in the media. When people mention Detroit, you can watch people physically cringe. Or they make the snarky comments about bringing your guns and Kevlar. What the media doesn’t show, is what’s happening here in the city, the potential and regrowth that is happening. The good in the city is there, yes – Detroit has a far way to go, but each day it’s getting better.

This past summer, I was at a party with some kids I graduated high school with. One said “I hear you live in Detroit, that’s.. uh.. interesting”. What’s interesting about it? There is so much here that keeps us and our hearts here.

Detroit's People Mover

Detroit has a growing art market, beauty everywhere and is culturally diverse. There are cultural clusters and diverse regions. Even in our own neighborhood, we are the minority and we are ok with that. I love the cultural diversity, the different areas we can visit and all within a few minutes of our home.

Belle Isle Conservatory

The media is heavy on images of Detroit, buildings in ruin, fires and more. Yes, this is out there and a large part of the city. My boyfriend and I take photos of these buildings, there is a haunting beauty in the ruins. We also follow fires and take shots when we can. But what the media doesn’t show is the architecture, the art, the beauty we live in every day in Detroit.

We were the Paris of the Mid-West and a lot of that is still here. There is still a lot of repairing to do, a lot of cultural boundaries to overcome. But Detroit is a treasure box of art, culture, urban farms, fantastic food and wonderful people.

Over this next year, and probably years to come I plan on showcasing our great city here. I live in Detroit, I love it here and no we don’t own a gun. Some of the nicest people I have met are here, and I may have just met them in passing.

Check out some of my photos I’ve taken over the years living here below – there will be several more to come.

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Becky is an interior designer, an adjunct professor, a foodie, a product reviewer and a gluten free blogger in Detroit, Michigan. Week99er is a family friendly site featuring products, events and recipes for your family. Contact her at [email protected]

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  1. Thanks for the pics. Born in D. Childhood in Warren. Great shopping dtown in 60’s. Hudson’s was THE store till Target KILLED it! Wish I had pics of the inside! Priceless!

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