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this is my detroit

i am from detroit. yes, the suburbs of detroit. i moved away nearly ten years ago, but it is still home. i have made it my intention to educate everyone i come across on the soul, creativity, life, history, energy, vitality and spirit of my city.
this blog is meant to serve as a window into the depths of the quintessence of detroit. posts are from friends currently doing great things in detroit, news sources, strangers proud to call detroit home and from anywhere else the internet will take me.

share with me your story, your link, your photo and your love for my motor city. thisismydetroit@gmail.com

Photos Of The Real Detroit, Through The Eyes Of The People Who Live There

Dan Gilbert’s Quest to Remake Downtown Detroit - NYTimes.com

“Urban renewal always happens as a symphony of events, and part of the symphony is innovative, optimistic developers with the ability and willingness to transform historic properties,”

i’ve taken a few months off from this blog, for personal reasons, none of which have to do with my passion for my home town diminishing. 

last night i felt a resurgence of passionate hope for my city from the entire nation. over the past few months, my dedication to and love for detroit has attracted me to like michiganders. all trying to capture and share all the magic the city holds. 

but last night was different. last night, EVERYONE listened. we didn’t need to beg, or stand on our soap box, or shout from roof tops. we had their attention. 

this grabbed their attention. 

so i’ll repeat, for any that weren’t listening.

"That’s who we are. That’s our story."

and this is my detroit.

mydeardetroit:

Some people hate the snow. I just love having a good time. It’s amazing what a shovel and five friends can make in detroit.

jdetroit: JDETROIT TURNS ONE!

jdetroit:

Yes, folks, yes. It has been a year since that first post heard ‘round the world shot out of a cold, placid dorm room on the south-side of the Michigan State University campus.

And, oh what a year it has been.

Does anyone really care though? I’ll bet a pretty solid no, but nonetheless…

(Source: jdetroit)

"I got a question for you.
What does this city know about luxury?
What does a town that’s been to Hell and back know about “the finer things in life”?
Well, I’ll tell you.
More than most.
You see, it’s the hottest fires that make the hardest steel.
Add hard work and conviction and the know-how that runs generations deep in every last one of us.
That’s who we are.
That’s our story.
No, its probably not the one you’ve been reading in papers.
The one being written by folks who have never even been here and don’t know what we’re capable of.
Because when it comes to luxury, it’s as much about where it’s from, as who it’s for.
Now, we’re from America, but this isn’t New York City.
Or The Windy City.
Or Sin City.
And we’re certainly no one’s Emerald City.
This is the Motor City.
And this is what we do."
- Imported From Detroit ; Chrysler Commercial, Superbowl XLV (via det-riot)

(via fuckyeahdetroit)

mydeardetroit:

Stoked for Saturday!

mydeardetroit:

Stoked for Saturday!

huge success! and huge congratulations!
vanessamiller:

Last night was the year anniversary of one of the projects I work with! Happy Birthday Soup! It was a magical evening with good old and new friends! 
find more about them here http://www.detroitsoup.com/

huge success! and huge congratulations!

vanessamiller:

Last night was the year anniversary of one of the projects I work with! Happy Birthday Soup! It was a magical evening with good old and new friends! 

find more about them here http://www.detroitsoup.com/

(via mydeardetroit)

foreigneyesinmetrodetroit:

Telegraph, Pontiac.
Michigan.

foreigneyesinmetrodetroit:

Telegraph, Pontiac.

Michigan.