I know I’m not the only Instagram fanatic here in Michigan. We are everywhere posting pics of tandem biking on Mackinac Island, kayaking at Argo in Ann Arbor, and pub-crawling in Grand Rapids. These locales and many more across the state, are well-represented by quality, if a little self-righteous, Instagram photos. But when you type “Detroit” under the hashtag search, the results are a mixture of ruin porn, irrelevant selfies, and random shopping and spam pics. What if we pro-Detroit Michiganders (and visitors, please!) made a pledge to fill #Detroit with photos of the real Detroit? Join me this summer! I’ll help you out with some Instagramming and location tips using a few of my favorite shots.
Naturally, my first spot is #ComericaPark. The atmosphere and views at this stadium are inspiring to any pro-Detroiter. There are several ways to experience the park: a @tigers Baseball fan, a foodie, a Detroit-lover, etc. Two years ago, I took advantage of the Public Tour of Comerica Park, and fell behind my group at every turn because I couldn’t stop taking photos with my iPhone. On this tour I got to sit in the Ernie Harwell Media Center and view the field through the camera that follows the pitcher’s every move. I also enjoyed the perspective of seeing the park from the Visitors’ Dugout. I felt intimidated by the view—I think they must too.
Attending every home game at Comerica Park would be great! I have been to three so far this season (which is an accomplishment) and each time my seats have been drastically different, likewise so have the views. Sitting behind the #TigersBullPen was an unusual way to spectate, but I was giddy to be thirty feet away from Porcello and crew!
I always forget to snap a façade shot, so I had to grab a sample photo from a friend. Comerica Park looks great from outside the gates. The classic spot to snap a pic of the Park from the outside is on Woodward Avenue or Witherell Street. But if you stand on Adams Street, you will find a pleasing view of both the gates, the Chevy Fountain, and scoreboard.
Alright, Michiganders! Get down here to Detroit and visit Comerica Park! There’s not a bad seat in the house, or a bad spot to take an Instagram pic. I’ll be looking for your #Detroit #ComericaPark #TigersBaseball #Gameday #mittenlove @tigers @awesomemitten pics all summer long! Oh, and someone snap a pic at the #MichiganCraftBeer stand for me—I’m always too broke to partake in that scene! Sincerely, @themanwiththemichigantattoo