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The city and suburb of Detroit, Michigan



Detroit, Michigan

Detroit is the largest city in Michigan, and the seat of Wayne Country. It is located north of Windsor, Ontario,
Canada.The city is well known as the world's traditional automotive center, with a nickname of the Moter City.
In2008, Detroit ranked as the eleventh the most populous city, with about 912,000 residents. At its peak in
1950, the city was fourth largest in the United States. However, afterwards a major shift of population was
occurred to the suburbs.

Detroit and the surrounding region constitute a major manufacturing center, most notably as home to the
Big Three automobile companies, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. The city is an important center for
global trade with large international law firms having their offices in both Detroit and Windsor.

Although crime has declined significantly since the 1970s, the city had the sixth highest number of violent
crimesamong the twenty-five largest US cities in 2007. This rate was declined to 11 percent in 2008, though
Wayne County Prosecutor questions the finding.
Source: Wikipedia


The Renaissance Center is the world headquarter of General Motors.

(L) Children with a white dress are probably after the attendance to a marriage ceremony at a church.
(R) Looking over the city of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

(L) Friends are giving a woman in bridal costume their blessing at the entrance to Marriott Hotel.
(R) Comerica Tower overlooks the city's financial district.

GM World Headquarter

(L) GM World Headquarter (R) Overlooking the Canadian side from the Renaissance Center

(L) The Ambassador Bridge ( far end ), over the Detroit River, links Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario.
This suspension bridge is the busiest international border crossing in North America.
(R) All Avis and Budget rent-a-cars in Canada and United States have been smoke-free since October 2009.
A cleaning fee up to $250 will be charged to your credit if smoked.

(L) Route map of People Mover, Detroit (R) People Mover train at the Renaissance Center Station

Information board on the Detroit People Mover (R) To ride a train, a passenger inserts 50 cent at the ticket gate.
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport


デトロイトは南北をエリー湖とヒューロン湖に挟まれており、東のカナダ、ウィンザー市とトンネルと橋
(Ambassador Bridge, Detroit-Windsor Tunnel)で結ばれている。失業率が高く、貧困層を抱えている。自動車
産業の中心都市である。GMがテナントとして利用している、大規模なルネッサンスセンターは都市全体の再生には
結びつかず、空洞化しており、荒廃したままのところが多い。筆者はデトロイトのダウンタウンで、高速道路
をUターンするために一旦街中に入ったが、人気もなく不気味な気配を感じ、犯罪に巻き込まれないように急いで
その場を立ち去った。



 The safe and attractive city, Troy

トロイはデトロイトの着たの郊外にある都市で高級ショッピングモール(Somerset Collection)がある。裕福な
住民が多く、平均世帯収入は90,000ドルで全米4位である。犯罪発生率は非常に少ない。自動車と金融の街として
多くの企業が本社を構えている。




Troy located in a suburb of Detroit. Troy was recently ranked the 5th safest city in the nation, and at the
top in Michigan. In 2008, Troy was ranked 22nd on a list of Best Places to Live in the US,by CNN Money
research, using criteria, including housing, quality of education, economic strength, and recreational
opportunities. In 2008, Troy ranked as the fourth most affordable U.S. city with a median household
income of $90,000. Troy is a thriving center of business, particularly in the automotive and financial sectors,
and is home to a number of major companies. Based on property value, Troy is the second-largest city in
Michigan, after only to Detroit.


(L) The West Big Beaver Road, Troy (M) A chinese restaurant, China Bistro (R) A Coach shop

The Skywalk inter grates the twin center of Somerset Collection.

(L) Somerset Collection hall (M)(R) A furniture and interior shop

A very attractive shop for kid's

(L) Somerset Collection includes many relaxing water displays. (R) A colorful interior shop

Stores for Lingerie and women's clothing in Somerset Collection

The Sony Style and Swarovski shops

MAC offers a large selection of skin care products.

Somerset Collection is an upscale shopping mall with over 180 stores, including the Louis Vultton.


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Arrival to Boston State of Maine to the Canadian Border Quebec City Autumn-tinted Quebec, Montreal Ottawa
Vermont and New Hampshire Boston  Boston Railway Boston Subway  Amtrak Acela Express  Manhattan1
Manhattan2 New York Railway  New York Subway and JFK Airport

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Detroit Airport London Hospitals Niagara Falls Toronto Around Lake Houron Upper Michigan Lower Michigan
Smoking Ban in Ontario Smoking Ban in Michigan Arrival to Washington, D.C. The U.S.capitol Metro railway
Union Station Museums Socioeconomic aspect Smoking ban in Washington, D.C.

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VIA train Jasper Icefield and Bow Summit Emerald Lake Lake Louise Banff Calgary Edmonton
Hospitals in BC and Alberta Tobacco control in B.C. and Alberta 2011



自動車産業の中心地、デトロイド、裕福な郊外都市、トロイ
執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto, in October 2010.



Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport





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