bella detroit
amateur photos that highlight the unlikely beauty of the "paris of the west"
(and sometimes other places and stuff)
bella detroit
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America’s 1st mosque, turned upside down. Built 1912. According to CAIR (and wikipedia) the 1st muslim mosque was built in 1915 by #Albanian immigrants in Maine. This one in plain view on Woodward ave is apparently older than that or any other documented American mosque. #detroit  #graffiti #upsidedown  #islam #muslims #abandoned  #historic #discovery
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karpovwreckedtrain:

The Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects / The housing project is named after Frederick Douglass, African American abolitionist, author, and reformer / On November 15, 2012, Mayor Bing announced that the demolition of the properties would happen, when, we don’t know / Detroit, Michigan / January 4, 2013
http://detroiturbex.com/content/neighborhoods/fdtowers/index.html
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The lee plaza #hotel #detroit #abandoned #blvd #urban #architecture #historic #buildings #apartments #ruinporn  #artdeco #nofilter  #igersdetroit
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Manning manor in the #summer, the blvd #detroit #vintage #favorite #westside #architecture #manor #historic #igersdetroit #travel #urban
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#detroit #architecture #graffiti #streetart invader? Wurlitzer building. (Taken with Instagram)
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yeah, this is a house for sale in #detroit. palmer woods
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#palmer-woods #detroit mansion
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marvinshaouni:

One of my favorite blocks in #Detroit - West Canfield Historic District #midtown (Taken with instagram)
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pukefest:

Historic Fort Wayne in Detroit, MI - for more information on what is currently happening at the site go here.  If you get the chance, you should go visit and support the preservation efforts being done at Fort Wayne.
“Fort Wayne is located in the city of Detroit, Michigan, at the foot of Livernois Avenue in the Delray neighborhood. The fort is situated on the Detroit River at a point where it is about a mile to the Canadian shore. The original 1848 limestone barracks (with later brick additions) still stands, as does the 1845 star fortification (renovated in 1863 with brick exterior facing). On the fort grounds but exterior to the original star fort are additional barracks, officers quarters, hospital, shops, recreation building, commissary, guard house, garage, and stables. Building continued on the site until 1931.
The fort sits on 96 acres. Since the 1970s, 83 acres, including the original star fort and a number of buildings, has been operated by the city of Detroit. The remaining area is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers as a boatyard. The fort was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1958 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.”
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#ferry-st series
detroit
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#ferry-st series
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aimlessinspace:

March Photo A Day - Day One: Up
So, not a strong start, but this is upward-ish view from my bus stop.
(Also, maybe this is lame and I’m jumping on the photo a day wagon way late, but you guys should do it too! It’ll be fun!!)
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the oldest jazz club
detroit, mi
photocred: the lovely J. Everett
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karpinski’s
detroit, mi
photocred: J. Everett
The Rowland Café