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article imagePhoto essay — Detailing some of Detroit's diverse neighborhoods Special

By Matt Harding     Dec 5, 2012 in Travel
Detroit - Detroit's neighborhoods, in many places, barely resemble one another. I am currently working on a photo book that chronicles these stark differences.
Detroit is unlike most other U.S. cities. Sure, many different cities (New York, etc.) have neighborhoods that differ from one another. There is an obvious difference between SoHo and Bed-Stuy. Similarly, in Detroit, neighborhoods simply don't look alike.
However, unlike New York, the look within the neighborhood has its own differences too. There aren't too many neighborhoods in the world where you can find a block in complete ruin, and a thriving artists' scene two blocks over. There aren't too many neighborhoods where you can find utter disregard for community in one area, and signs of the exact opposite in another.
But, Detroit is different. It is a city filled with opposites.
Detroit has buildings that have history too (some abandoned, some not): a building in Milwaukee Junction where the first Ford Model T was made; housing projects in Brush Park that were once home to some of Motown's legends; and a famed train station in Corktown that was created by the same people who designed New York's Grand Central Terminal.
Downtown and West Side Industrial
The Spirit of Detroit in the city s downtown
The Spirit of Detroit in the city's downtown
The Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit
The Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit
Congress Street  downtown Detroit
Congress Street, downtown Detroit
The Old Wayne County Building in Detroit s downtown
The Old Wayne County Building in Detroit's downtown
A man walks by an apartment building early in the morning in Detroit s West Side Industrial neighbor...
A man walks by an apartment building early in the morning in Detroit's West Side Industrial neighborhood
A tent along the Detroit River in West Side Industrial
A tent along the Detroit River in West Side Industrial
Downtown Detroit skyline as seen from a West Side Industrial apartment
Downtown Detroit skyline as seen from a West Side Industrial apartment
Midtown and Woodbridge
Detroit: Midtown at Woodward Ave. and Alexandrine St.  the main intersection of the neighborhood
Detroit: Midtown at Woodward Ave. and Alexandrine St., the main intersection of the neighborhood
A view of downtown and the new Whole Foods building from a parking structure in Midtown
A view of downtown and the new Whole Foods building from a parking structure in Midtown
Leaves change on a tree-lined Forest Ave. in Midtown
Leaves change on a tree-lined Forest Ave. in Midtown
A Catholic church in Detroit s Woodbridge neighborhood
A Catholic church in Detroit's Woodbridge neighborhood
Another church in Woodbridge
Another church in Woodbridge
Detroit: A man rides his bicycle in Woodbridge
Detroit: A man rides his bicycle in Woodbridge
A barn-style house in Woodbridge
A barn-style house in Woodbridge
An old  brick street in Woodbridge
An old, brick street in Woodbridge
A dog in Woodbridge
A dog in Woodbridge
Brush Park and Milwaukee Junction
The Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects in Detroit s Brush Park neighborhood
The Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects in Detroit's Brush Park neighborhood
Two of the four Brewster-Douglass Housing Project buildings (the rest of Brush Park is in the backgr...
Two of the four Brewster-Douglass Housing Project buildings (the rest of Brush Park is in the background)
A Dora the Explorer doll morbidly hangs from  a basketball hoop in Brush Park
A Dora the Explorer doll morbidly hangs from a basketball hoop in Brush Park
The Ford-Piquette Plant in Milwaukee Junction  original home of the Model T
The Ford-Piquette Plant in Milwaukee Junction, original home of the Model T
A church in Detroit s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood
A church in Detroit's Milwaukee Junction neighborhood
Another church in Milwaukee Junction
Another church in Milwaukee Junction
Housing in Milwaukee Junction in Detroit
Housing in Milwaukee Junction in Detroit
Inside of the Fisher Body 21 building in Detroit s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood
Inside of the Fisher Body 21 building in Detroit's Milwaukee Junction neighborhood
Milwaukee Junction
Milwaukee Junction
Writing on a sidewalk outside of Milwaukee Junction s Fisher Body 21
Writing on a sidewalk outside of Milwaukee Junction's Fisher Body 21
A man walks in Milwaukee Junction
A man walks in Milwaukee Junction
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