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Traveling Toms Tuesdays | Downtown Detroit, MI

I haven’t published a Traveling Toms post since the middle of July…so I was definitely do for one this week (here is my last post from my trip to London this spring). I have not taken any new Traveling Toms photos lately, so today’s post is another throwback. This post is sorta part two of the one I did on July 15th that featured photos from The Heidelberg Project when I went to Detroit last fall. We spent about half of our time exploring Downtown Detroit that day. Our tour guide, Ben, showed us around the city & told us about the abandon buildings as we walked. Now that I have visited downtown’s like London, Chicago, & New York City, and even Nashville, Cincinnati, & Cleveland it was shocking how it was not filled with people & excitement. Downtown Detroit has the potential though!

Here is the Traveling Toms photo I took under “The Fist”

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Buildings in the Downtown

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This is the beautiful Book Building, which is currently vacant. See what what I am saying about potential?

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One thing we saw while walking around was a public park that reminded me a lot of the Columbus Commons, just on a smaller scale (you can see what that looks like here).

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We visited the planning office that Ben worked for while we were Downtown. It was seriously one of the coolest offices I have ever seen!

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We rode the up in the air train to see some different sights of the city

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Lastly, the “Spirit of Detroit”

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As I said in my other post, I am eager to get back to Detroit & explore it more! I would love to explore some of the vacant buildings.

Have you ever been to Detroit? If so, what’s your favorite place to explore?

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