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Old February 14th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #181
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Old February 15th, 2012, 01:01 AM   #182
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Old February 15th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #184
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That looks like a pleasant enough suburb. How far from the city centre?
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Old February 15th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #185
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That looks like a pleasant enough suburb. How far from the city centre?
This area is pretty nice, but the weather was not good for pictures. The sky was covered and it was quite late in the day, this is why I did not want to post the pictures before.

It is actually from the same town as the pictures on the first page of the thread, but the light makes the difference! It is about 25 miles from downtown.








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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #186
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I like the last picture because I like Fiat 500 As I have said before, I just love this thread. You're making such a great job showing us the true Detroit, Dondonel! Could you please tell us something about public transportation in Detroit and about the job market there? I mean, I would really like to know how is Downtown Detroit doing in comparison with other similar-size cities in the U.S. And also, it really makes me curious - do all the people from the suburbs work in Downtown and Midtown Detroit? Or maybe there are some new financial and commercial centres?

And sorry for my English, I hope you understood that somehow.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #187
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I like the last picture because I like Fiat 500 As I have said before, I just love this thread. You're making such a great job showing us the true Detroit, Dondonel! Could you please tell us something about public transportation in Detroit and about the job market there? I mean, I would really like to know how is Downtown Detroit doing in comparison with other similar-size cities in the U.S. And also, it really makes me curious - do all the people from the suburbs work in Downtown and Midtown Detroit? Or maybe there are some new financial and commercial centres?
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What I am trying to do with this thread is to show the remaining 99% of Detroit that people never get to see, not even those that visit Detroit (how's that for a paradox?). Downtown + the abandoned neighborhoods next to it, cover an area of about 100 square km, which is literally 1% of Detroit. This is what people know about Detroit. Can one get a reasonably accurate picture of the city from a tiny fraction of it? obviously not. Metro Detroit is a quite a big place - for an European reference frame, Metro Detroit covers about the same area as one third of Belgium, or half of Slovenia.

Public transportation inside the city proper is pretty good by American standards. However, for the occasional visitor, for reasons of safety and mobility, I would not recommend using it. Just rent a car at the airport. Public transportation outside the city proper is poor to non-existent. There have always been plans to improve it, but the universal car ownership, and long travel distances makes both it financially unsound and impractical. A surprise for visitors is that even taxi services are not available in the suburbs (one more reason to rent a car at the airport). However, if you are stranded in the suburbs you can call a shuttle bus to pick you up.

The job market Metro Detroit is improving, as most of the manufacturing jobs lost in 2008 are back by now. The service sector has also picked up. In Detroit city itself, things are not so good, as the city has serious financial troubles; the job market is still thin there as well. Detroit downtown has slowly improved in the past decade, but Detroit is no financial center (and has never been one) to take advantage of the past three decades of growth in the banking sector - so there was almost no new real estate development (in downtown area). There is though, a sentiment of cautious optimism, that good times for banking are over, and some of the money wasted on Wall Street might return to the real economy.









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Old February 16th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #189
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can u post images of rich in detroit mean very veyr luxury

streets and luxury cars luxury rich people lamborghinis

etc and post some rich street photos and rich culture and rich photos

and streets cars luxury rich cars and streets
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Old February 16th, 2012, 06:16 PM   #190
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can u post images of rich in detroit mean very veyr luxury

streets and luxury cars luxury rich people lamborghinis

No, not really. The rich have gated properties in forested lands, you will need a helicopter to get a glimpse of what is going on there.

I might have some pictures of mansions donated to the state by rich Michiganders, if that is interesting.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #191
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If you could post some pics of suburbs with more industrial and commercial property that would be interesting. Dearborn, River Rouge, Warren, etc would be great if you ever get over that way.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 11:39 PM   #192
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If you could post some pics of suburbs with more industrial and commercial property that would be interesting. Dearborn, River Rouge, Warren, etc would be great if you ever get over that way.
I agree, it would be interesting, unfortunately they are quite far from where I live (none of them are in Oakland). I had plans with some industrial sites closer to home - I know they look interesting covered in snow, but I had little luck with weather this year.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 05:24 AM   #193
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It looks very much like Belgium/Holland. Red bricks, weather, atmosphere..


Isn't one of the newspapers called "Gazette van Detroit"? Belgian-founded newspaper
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Old February 17th, 2012, 10:41 AM   #194
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post the luxury cars found ind etroit post the luxury cars that can be found in detroit

etc the rich cars in downtown detroit or any where if u ahve some mansion pictures u can post i just want to know how clean are rich street roads and neat etc
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Old February 17th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #195
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Good thread I just read the whole. Amazed at how nice Detroit suburbs are, so many nice big trees and lush. I thought it would always look like Tim toolman Taylor's backyard (always brown and snowy and ugly).

When you will have spring pictures?

Can you share what camera you use?

Thx!
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Old February 20th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #196
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It looks very much like Belgium/Holland. Red bricks, weather, atmosphere..
It probably does, other people have mentioned it on this thread.
It's hard to tell where is it coming from, though.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #197
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Good thread I just read the whole. Amazed at how nice Detroit suburbs are, so many nice big trees and lush. I thought it would always look like Tim toolman Taylor's backyard (always brown and snowy and ugly).

When you will have spring pictures?

Can you share what camera you use?

Thx!
Thanks cachen.

The camera I use is a Sony a33. It's a good fit for my purposes.
I'm not sure about spring pictures it all depends on how much time I'll have available.


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Old February 21st, 2012, 05:31 PM   #198
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American suburbia in autumn = <3
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 01:05 AM   #199
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American suburbia in autumn = <3
I'm glad you've enjoyed it.
Suburbia is not as bad as some would like to make you believe it is. Often people say it is artificial, it is not sustainable, etc etc. Still, people prefer it to inner city, especially families - there are strong needs behind the popularity of the suburban lifestyle.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 07:31 AM   #200
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Beautiful photos of Detroit suburbs Thanks for sharing, my friend
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