Detroit – tough times don’t last, tough people do

This August I got the opportunity to visit Detroit, which was also my first trip to the US ever. Beeing on a business trip there I used my free time after work to go for the one or other walk with my camera.

My hotel was in the northern part of the city, in Troy, near Somerset Collection. This was one of the first places I visited after work, beeing curious what I will find there.

And, lucky me, found a lululemon store. Having known this brand from the internet and some american books I used to read, I was very excited trying on some pieces of this nice clothing. Of course the one or other piece also found its way into my wardrobe.

Thrilled by the for me so special looking scenery of an american city I took also some pictures around the mall.

On one of the following days I took the opportunity to visit Lake St. Clair Metropark.

First I went for a short run, showing off my new lululemon outfit 😉 . Afterwards I grabbed my camera to take some pictures of the beautiful scenery I already had admired while having the run.

…later that evening I stopped on my way back to the hotel to catch the street scenery painted in amazing coulors by the downgoing sun.

The first week was over soon and I had a weekend to spend. For Saturday I decided to visit Niagara Falls. A four hours drive away I started at 4.00 am in direction of the Canadian border. Originally I wanted to stay there over night, but I had to learn that the Canadians had a public holiday on the following Monday. Causing that there was no affordable hotel room left over for me.

Hitting the road, I stopped for a short break after the sun was rising, just to say “good morning Canada”.

Nearly 5 hours after I started at my hotel I reached Niagara Falls. I was very tired – until I got the first glimpse on the falls: Wow! That was amazing! Had never seen something like this in my whole life.

So I hurried to park my car (20 USD…), grapped my camera and nearly run to the waterside. Strolling up and down the Niagara River I took loads of pictures of the Horseshoe Fall (should be the most famous of the three Niagara Falls)

as well as of the American Fall and the Bridal Veil Fall.

After two hours and a lot of pictures later, I became aware how many people had arrived in the meantime. Owing my jetlag I was lucky beeing there so early in the morning. With the amount of people who were there now, it would have been impossible to take even one acceptable photo. Time to leave for me…

After another 5 hours ride I came back to my hotel and was now really really tired. Having already the next motive in mind I got to bed early: Detroit skyline at dawn…

…getting up also as early in the morning as on Saturday, I headed to Detroit downtown, location Belle Isle.

After the weekend, with just tree more evenings left, I made a plan what places else I wanted to see until I had to fly back to Germany again.

First one: Kayaking in Stony Creek Metropark. It was amazing, I was kajaking around the lake for one and a half hours and went later on additionally for a run. So I had not much time left for photos. Just one:


Second one: Visiting “The Henry Ford”– highly recommendable!

and last but not least: The Detroit River Walk.

Please check also out: Detroit – black and white

At the end of my article I would like to say thank you to all the wonderful people I met over there. And of course a special thank you to my colleagues for the warm welcome, helping me so much with everything and taking me out for lunch every single day, so that I had the opportunity to try all that special (not only, but mostly) american food.

Guys, you were all amazing! ❤




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