I was in downtown Detroit twice this year, and it is the saddest place in the United States. It is the symbol of the economic hollowing of industrial America.
But it is also so much more wonderful and complicated than that. There is a friendly congregation at the Mariners’ Church. There’s a hopping ethnic neighborhood at Greektown. There are urban plazas. There are buildings on the way down, and those on the way up. There are sports and casinos. There’s no shortage of interesting things to see and do, but there is also the reminder of what used to be.
I’m looking forward to going again.over 2 years ago