Motor City

When I created this new blog I lost all of the history that I had from the previous blog. It’s probably going to take a while because with the new site the format is different, plus me having to import all of the pictures one more is a time-consuming task, but I want to bring back some of the old posts a little by little. This time, I’m bringing back the post from my trip to Detroit. This also features a new category in Geek Q which is going to be Travel. I’ll be using this category to tag the posts that involve my traveling up and around the world (or the US). Of course this is still a style blog, but I want to add a little more variety and who knows, maybe you find your next traveling spot right here.

So back to the post, I fell in love with Detroit. It’s definitely one of the most interesting cities I’ve been to in the US. I was a little weary about it since people had told me mostly negative things about the city: that it was dangerous, old, dirty, and abandoned. And even though some of this was true, there is a real charm the city possesses that’s reflected in every corner and every building. In the 1920s and 1930s, Detroit was a big commercial and economic center in the United States, and the city flourished thanks to a growing working middle-class. Car companies, among other manufacturers, heavily developed in this area, hence its nickname of the “Motor City”.

Years went by, and as any big city, Detroit started to become polluted, crowded, and eventually crime heavily rose. The working middle-class became afraid of its own city, and people started to flee to the outskirts and other suburbs in Michigan. Big companies that had grown in the area also began to move away from the Motor City, and eventually, most of the downtown area was abandoned. It was not until about 5 years ago that people realized that Detroit needed a change, a revival. So they started to repopulate downtown Detroit, especially the young people who were graduating from really good universities nearby and wanted to live in an urban environment. To attract more people, they used the old buildings, that were once so prolific and had become dilapidated with time and abandonment, and turned them into new apartment complexes, hotels, banks, etc. Even the convention center where the conference I attended was taking place was a renovated older building. This has made of Detroit a living memory of its own past, and the city is once again gaining importance and relevance.

To match this wonderful environment, I chose to wear a timeless gray combination of peacoat with jeans which first of all, kept me warm and safe in the bone-chilling cold, and it also made a great match with the architecture of the city. Here you can see me in front of one of Detroit’s oldest churches, look at how beautiful the arches and columns are! The whole color palette is really discreet, but it works well with the type of architecture behind and what these buildings represent. What do you think? Falling in love with the city as well? Feel free to leave your comments down below. That’s all for the day folks! A little history lesson, a little style and fashion today. Thanks again for reading and remember to keep stylish and to continue putting your best look forward each day.

Peacoat Club Monaco, Scarf H&M, Jeans Hollister, Shoes Aldo

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