|Built in 1928 the Fisher Building was constructed to house office and shopping space. The towers spire was originally covered in gold gilded tiles, however due to the threat of attacking enemy attention during WWII, they were removed.|
|Woodward Avenue is home to the Fox Theatre which when it was built in 1928, was the worlds first theatre to provide a sounds system for films.|
|The Spirit of Detroit statue sits at the end of Woodward Avenue within one hand he holds a family unit the other a sphere to represent God.|
|On Campus Martius is the Soldiers and Sailors statue which is dedicated to those that lost their lives fighting the confederacy in the American Civil War.|
On Saturday me and Joe with his friend [also called Joe just to confuse matters] drove down into what you'd either call metropolitan and/or downtown Detroit which is about a 20 minute drive from where we live. American cities are pretty much a sprawling mass of suburbia - loads of cities within one huge city [if that makes sense]. I really wanted to try and see proper Detroit for myself, it has a certain image and I wanted to see how try this image was. While you do drive past [predominately once your under 8 miles] shells of former old, gorgeous buildings stand alongside buildings with a purpose, with beautiful facades. There is something about the city though, it has something that makes you want to poke under its skin, the decay is part of what makes it.