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Feb 3rd 2009 12:11PM Thank you so much for covering Detroit in such a positive light. I have lived on the west coast, in the south, and overseas, but my first love has always been Detroit. I simply can not relate to people who have a negative impression of the city. Maybe they came in winter and they have seasonal defective disorder, maybe they left their wallet on the seat of their car and wondered why their car was broken into, maybe they are white and being around a population over 80% people of color makes them more uncomfortable than they care to admit, maybe they already had a bad image of the city and couldn't see beyond their assumtions, or maybe when they travel they to go to Planet Hollywoods, water parks, Gucci stores, and piers with ferris wheels.
If you love music, architecture, history, urban agriculture, museums, symphanies, bar burgers, urban ruins, riverboats, art galleries, and so on, this is the place for you. I take weekend trips to rustbelt cities all the time and I would say Detroit is the perfect three-day weekend trip. Cheap, entertaining, and educational. Heck, plan a whole rust belt road trip. I kid you not, it's worth it.