Detroit is not only about abandoned places
. There are a lot of sights, settings and tourist attractions too.
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.
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.
Tiger at Comerica Park
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.
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
Local farmer's market. Fresh, local produce is shipped in weekly.
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
The Guardian Building
The Fisher Building
Located on W. Grand Boulevard, the Motown Museum is a testament to Detroit's creativity.