Celebrate 62 | All-New Baseball Merchandise Now AvailableSHOP NOW

I Got Attacked On Twitter For Calling Detroit Ugly So I Took A Second Look

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 6.41.40 PM

So yesterday I wrote a blog titled, “I Genuinely Don’t Understand How Anyone Can Choose To Live In The City Of Detroit After Seeing This Drone Footage.” I thought it was pretty good. I took a few jabs at the landscape, made sure I let the readers know I wasn’t making fun of the people and kept it moving.

Full disclosure, there were a few lines that may have been a bit harsh. For example, saying parts of the city looked like war-torn Syria was, while true, a lot. As was saying the landscape resembled a “decrepit post-Chernobyl wasteland where you can buy a house for the price of a VCR.”

I published the blog and within minutes Detroit twitter, which is apparently stronger than the Beyhive, was up my ass telling me how big of an idiot I was. For the record, I am well aware that the video in the first blog didn’t capture the entire city, just the essence.

The responses made me wonder if I had gotten it wrong. Did I misrepresent the city? Is there more to see than abandoned factories and worn down houses? I did some research and it turns out there is. According to Trip Advisor, these are some of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.

.

.

.

.

.

Bell Isle Park – Which is actually pretty cool and not just because you can look across the water and pretend you’re in Canada. It has a zoo full of depressed animals, a museum on lakes, and an aquarium full of what I’m assuming are contaminated Flint-fish that if consumed by humans would result in future offspring being born with an extra limb.

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 7.22.52 PM

Comercia Park – USA Today’s 20th best ball park in America (there are 30 total) and home to the mediocre AL Central Detroit Tigers.

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 7.33.18 PM

 A house that once doubled as a recording studio. 

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 7.08.17 PM

A building with zero description.

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 7.40.35 PM

Greektown.

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 7.41.56 PM

Detroit Town. 

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 7.42.05 PM

Mexicantown.

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 7.42.17 PM

A house covered in trash. 

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 7.42.25 PM

A highschool auditorium. 

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 8.02.26 PM

A tunnel. 

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 8.03.46 PM

This.

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 8.22.21 PM

The cast of “Hardcore Pawn.”

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 8.23.17 PM

They even have guided photography tour of Detroit’s abandoned buildings if you’re into that sort of thing.

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 6.50.07 PM

There’s tons to do and I apologize for painting the city in a negative light. I’d love to visit, but after receiving such negative feedback on Twitter I don’t think I’ll be making the trip any time soon. Which is a shame because Large just wrote about how great the dining is.  Let me know if I missed anything so I can add it to the blog.

PS: Still need one of these for Detroit. 

PPS: I would totally visit where ever this place is.