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Old Posted Sep 1, 2014, 8:08 PM
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A Tourist's View of Detroit

My first post. It's probably not the best idea to jump in with an amateur photo thread after lurking all this time, but here I am. All photos are taken by me, Zooie2010 on Flickr.













































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Short but sweet. nicely done.
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Very nice shots. It is always cool to see someone elses perspective on home.
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Thanks. I'm so glad I didn't let anyone scare me away from visiting (female traveling alone), and people sure tried. I think the scariest thing I saw downtown was that falcon.
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What building is this?

Nice set. Detroit is full of gems.
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It's always great to see an outsider's perspective on our fair city, and I commend you for not just searching out ruin porn. Welcome to the forum and thanks!
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Thanks for the comments.

I'm more interested in Art Deco than ruins, but I did get a shot of the Packard plant. The Show Me Detroit tour lady took me out that way when we went to Pewabic.

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What building is this?

Nice set. Detroit is full of gems.
I think it is called the Reid Building.
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Thanks. I'm so glad I didn't let anyone scare me away from visiting (female traveling alone), and people sure tried. I think the scariest thing I saw downtown was that falcon.
It may also depend on the camera you are carrying. I would like to visit Detroit too some day with my DSLR. What I saw of in the 80's has kept me away....What camera did you use?
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I only brought an old Canon Powershot, but I saw people down there with real gear.

The downtown area felt very secure. I'm sure a lot of that had to do with Jazz Fest, but my understanding is that there is always private security downtown. I honestly felt as safe in the immediate downtown area as I do in downtown Chicago. I wasn't out after dark.

I felt a little uneasy walking from the Doubletree at Lafayette and First to Campus Martius Park. Nothing happened, but the area is kind of deserted until I got near the park.
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Not bad. I used to live a block away from that mansion turned Law firm and could see it from my apt window.

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^^^If I'm not mistaken, that chateau has a for sale sign written in English, French, and Chinese. It gave me a funny picture of foreign investors driving around Detroit looking for properties and missing them because they couldn't read the for sale sign.
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What building is this?
I'm not sure, but the famous Checker Bar is right the other side of it.
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Nice. All positive pictures.
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