Detroit Photo Gallery

Located in southeastern Michigan, Detroit is the largest city in the state (population 951,270), the 10th largest city in the United States and the eighth largest metropolitan area (population 4,043,467). Founded in 1701 when French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac landed on the banks of the Detroit River, today's Detroit is an automobile powerhouse where GM, Ford, and DaimlerChrysler call home.

Satellite imagery from Living Earth

Renaissance Center Exterior View

GM Wintergarden

Detroit River Waterfront

GM World & Interior Photos

It began as one manís vision to document the genius of ordinary people by preserving the objects they used in the course of their everyday lives. It grew to become one of the largest collections of its kind ever assembled ó a remarkable destination that brings American ideas and innovations to life.

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The Detroit People Mover (DPM) is a fully-automated light rail system that operates on an elevated single track loop in Detroit's central business district. The integration of eight of the thirteen People Mover stations into pre-existing structures links over 9 million square feet that can be traversed unimpeded by outside elements. Normal weekday operating hours are 7am to 11pm, with an extension to midnight on Friday. Weekend hours are 9am to midnight on Saturday and 12 noon to 8pm on Sunday.

Belle Isle

Detroit's city fathers purchased the 983-acre island in 1879 for $200,000, against the opposition of those who thought the price was too high. They elected to retain the name Belle Isle (beautiful island) by which the property was popularly known. In 1883, the designer of New York City's Central park, Frederick Law Olmstead, created the master plan for Belle Isle's transformation.

The nearly half mile-long bridge linking Belle Isle with Detroit was originally constructed in 1923 and a meticulous renovation was completed in 1986. In 1942, the bridge was renamed after General Douglas MacArthur.

Windsor Riverfront Promenade

Dieppe Gardens, in Windsor's city centre, offers a stunning view of the Detroit Skyline. The gardens are named in memory of the many members of the Essex Scottish Regiment killed during the landing in Dieppe, France, in 1942.



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