Photo Friday 03.03: Detroit downtown

Photo Friday‘ is a weekly series showcasing pictures from around the world.

↑ Seagulls on Belle Isle with downtown Detroit backdrop.

Detroit, the erstwhile automobile capital of USA, had a bustling downtown back in its day. The city is slowly emerging from decay and I hope it regains its charm in the next decade or so. The area contains most of the prominent skyscrapers in Detroit, second largest theatre district in USA, several parks, many of which are linked by the Detroit International Riverfront, three casinos, and many little neibourhoods like the Greek town.

Several cities, including Toronto and Chicago, fall within a 5 hour driving radius from Detroit. Detroit airport is a hub for Delta’s US operations and numerous carriers fly direct to UK and European destinations.

↑ Giganitc sculpture of Joe Louis’ fist and the iconic Renaissance Center (owned by GM).

There is enough to do in the downtown area, my favourite being the late nineteenth and early twentieth century buildings and their urban mix with newer contemporary constructions, to keep one busy for two days. Canada is just across the Detroit river. See the photo gallery.