Hello everyone! If you read my latest post then you know that I was in Detroit last week for work. I was so preoccupied about finding things to do and places to visit around my hotel in the Downtown area… but in the end that was completely unnecessary given the fact that our schedules were full during our stay. I spent most of my days – trapped – in a cold conference room inside our hotel, which happened to be the massive Marriott Detroit at the Renaissance Center. Now when I tell you that this hotel is massive I mean that it was out of this world huge! Let’s just say that I was handed a map upon check-in along with my room key. There is a movie theatre in there, a CVS pharmacy, a food court, restaurants, a GM vehicle display and it has its very own stop for the People Mover, Detroit’s monorail system. Yes, it is a big hotel.
But the first thing I saw when I was getting to our hotel was actually Canada. I did not know that our hotel was actually across the bridge from the neighboring country. A sign for the Caesars Hotel on the other side of the lake immediately caught my attention so I asked my taxi driver and he was the one that informed me of this. Sadly, I didn’t bring my passport… not that it would have made a big difference since we didn’t have much free time but it’s good to know for the future.
The only day that I got out of our conference room to walk around outside the hotel happened to be my birthday, so needless to say I was happy to get out and explore for a bit. I apologize for my sad, sad pictures: the battery of my simple point-and-shoot camera no longer works so I had to take photos with my phone, which is not a fancy one at all. I’m in desperate need of a new phone!
Since I didn’t get to do much in Detroit I really can’t say if I liked the city or not. It wouldn’t be fair. All I gotta say is that my favorite part of this trip was coming back home. The reason being is that my boyfriend surprised me by decorating the house (outside and inside) for my birthday with banners, balloons etc. And then when he got back home from work he gifted me a brand new camera. It was the best gift he could’ve came up with!
I can’t wait to start using my new camera! I have to read the manual and figure out what to do with all those buttons. I will probably keep it in Auto mode for now, but I definitely want to look into taking a photography course soon. I’m not a natural good photographer but I’ve always wanted to learn. And since I have this blog now I better stop taking pictures like a 5 year old. It’s time to grow up!
Have you been to Detroit? Feel free to leave any photography tips/advice you may have for a total newbie.