It is a good question. After two weeks in the D I'm pretty ready to head home. I love Detroit but it's heavy. So many incredible projects in the works and amazing opportunities but also so hard. Empty lots filled with Queens Anne Lace, Cornflowers and tall grass; vacant homes and burnt up lots; people walking aimlessly and hiding in the shade of the tree on the corner. It excites me to photograph but it's overwhelming to understand how it got to this... Don't get me wrong, I loved finding Avalon bakery today after a packed Tiger Game, as well as the Facing the Station yesterday, but am seriously looking forward to having a restaurant, bank, and bodegas right downstairs. A friend asked what I thought of the NYTimes article questioning whether Detroit was the next Brooklyn - after 2 weeks I can respond NO, Detroit is much more New Orleans than Brooklyn.
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