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TOUR DETROIT Web Journeys into the heart of Detroit
Welcome to the gritty, vibrant and creative inner soul of Detroit!
Come, explore the great international metropolis of Detroit through thousands of images organized in a series of revealing guided tours of our enigmatic and fascinating city. .
This journey begins at the bottom, amid the fabulous ruins of Detroit, with this 250 page classic 1997 portrait of the city, which was the origin of DetroitYES, and then works its way up to Detroit's current revival. In the process, the story of modern day Detroit will unfold in all its complexity. Along the way, you will be invited to listen to and join the thousands who continue to reveal this story on the DetroitYES forums. BEGIN TOUR »
Detroit Mon Amour Journeys into the Heart of Detroit
A city does not stand still in time.
Its story is written every day. With the Fabulous Ruins of Detroit tour
as a framework and guide, Detroit Mon Amour moves forward with the
flow of time to
explore the phenomenon of the International Metropolis of Detroit in
depth and detail from 1999 through 2006. The following journeys meander throughout
the city and the years, up to the present moving blending with the
audience driven forums. In their segmented totality they search for the heart
and meaning of
SPRING 2004 in Detroit -
[LAFAYETTE BUILDING, BELLE ISLE POLICE STATION, AMBASSADOR BRIDGE, CHENE PARK, HIGHLAND PARK FIRE STATION RUIN, BELLE ISLE SHELTERS, FLYNN PAVILION UPDATE, SOLANIS CASEY CAPUCHIN GARDEN, KIRK IN THE WOODS, E. GRAND BLVD. NEW HOUSE, RENCEN PEOPLE MOVER STATION]
Eastside Detroit Driveabout - [OSSIAN SWEET HOUSE, NEW EASTSIDE HOUSING, GRAYHAVEN ESTATES, HARBOR ISLAND, JEFFERSON AVE. BAPTIST, DETROIT WATERWORKS,JEWISH CEMETERY, ST. CYRIL'S]
Westside Detroit Driveabout - [8TH PRECINCT REDFORD POLICE STATION, ROSEDALE PARK, CUNNINGHAM DRUGSTORE, HENRY FORD GRAVE, ST. MARTHA'S, ISLAMIC CENTER OF AMERICA, JOY RD. CHURCH RUIN, MALICE GREEN SITE, BOHEMIAN HOUSE, CORKTOWN, COMPUWARE CONSTRUCTION, RENAISSANCE CENTER WINTER GARDEN]
Downtown Ruins - [MOOSE LODGE, CHIN TIKI, EDDYSTONE HOTEL, PARK AVENUE HOTEL, MADISON LENNOX HOTEL, CADILLAC HOTEL]
Downtown Montage - [JOE LOUIS 'FIST' SCULPTURE, AMERICAN HOTEL, HUDSON'S PIT, UNITED ARTISTS, KINSEL'S DRUGSTORE, LAFAYETTE BUILDING, FORD AUDITORIUM, BOOK CADILLAC HOTEL, LENNOX HOTEL, MILLENNIUM BELL, TELEMARK THEATER, 1250 W. FORT, MICHIGAN CENTRAL STATION, NEW TIGER BALLPARK, GRAND CIRCUS PARK]
The DetroitYES Project began in 1997 with the launch
Fabulous Ruins of Detroit Tour to express the inherit beauty and
power of the ruins of modern day Detroit. This tour was expanded and
enhanced until 1999 when new tours began to appear independently and
the DetroitYES forum was started. The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
provides the setting and context of the DetroitYES Project -
What went wrong? What does it mean? Can it be fixed?
Hall of Fame Tours from the
DetroitYES Discussion Forums
What is the meaning of the ruins of Detroit? What brought this on? Expressways? Urban Sprawl? Racism? Foreign Competition? Where is Detroit going?
DetroitYES is now largely
audience-authored. At the core of DetroitYES are the response and exchange of thousands
of participants on the DetroitYES forums who in turn have been read by millions
of internet visitors.
Launched in 1999, the renowned DetroitYES forums have touched on every aspect of
the Detroit family of communities, its history, its struggles and its path forward.
one million posts have been created on over one hundred thousand web pages of discussions
with pictures. On the DetroitYES forum, you will find the most passionate
and knowledgeable gathering on the web of those who know about and care about
Detroit. You are invited share you knowledge with forum.
Detroit falls, Detroit Rises. Detroit was in the depths of her decline when the Fabulous Ruins of Detroit was first published on the web. Yet the seeds of Detroit's resurgence were springing forth amid the broken glass and crumbling brick of a decades-long decline. Detroit has dramatically risen in the years since. The themes established in the City Rises chapter of The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit continue here.