Detroit: Two countries…two skylines…one shot…

Two countries… two skylines… one shot… from Detroit! Just drive the MacArthur Bridge from Jefferson Avenue onto Belle Isle Park. It’s an island park that sits in the middle of the Detroit River.

Upon entering on the main one way road that circles the park, you’ll head towards the southwest and you’ll see to the right the Detroit skyline. The tallest building is the GM Renaissance Center. There you have the United States.

Look towards the left from the same vantage point and you got the Windsor, Ontario skyline. The white building, Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino, is what dominates. You have country number two, Canada!

Belle Isle Park - Detroit, Michigan

Belle Isle Park - Detroit, Michigan

At the tip you have nothing but the open water in front of you now too.

Belle Isle Park - Detroit, Michigan

Just lay down on the grass and soak in the flowers and the view.

Belle Isle Park - Detroit, Michigan

In all the photos, off in the distance is the Ambassador Bridge which connects the two cities and countries.

If your ever in Detroit or southwestern Ontario make sure to navigate to here. ๐Ÿ™‚

Has anyone in their travels captured two skylines in one shot? What’s your favorite spot to just relax and chill with the open water in front of you?

10 responses to “Detroit: Two countries…two skylines…one shot…

  1. I’ve been to Belle Isle! It is beautiful!

  2. Really digging the last picture with the sun’s rays coming through the clouds! I took a similar picture of Moldova and the Ukraine – I believe you commented on the 2-country shot. I may need to find a THREE-country shot!!

    • Thanks, that’s my favorite shot. Moldova and Ukraine that’s right! ๐Ÿ™‚ Capturing 3-countries if possible would be unbelievable. Still need to get to the Four Corners out west to capture 4 states at once.

  3. My hometown looks so normal from a distance ๐Ÿ™‚ We always used to do our school picnics on Belle Isle when I was growing up… Two years ago, my wife and I ran a 5k there. It was very nostalgic.

    • Did a 5k charity walk around the park a while back. Was great seeing all the scenery on foot. School picnics, fun! Remember as a kid going there to see the Fourth of July fireworks, was cool. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. That is very cool. Don’t think I have ever seen two skylines with a bridge connecting them. You can see the St. Paul and Minneapolis skylines at certain vantage points, but not with a cool bridge spanning between the two.

  5. I was in Detroit at an international competition with a whole lot of school students once. One of the US teachers took her team of 4 high school students across the bridge. She didn’t have permission from their parents – got into a heap of trouble! just wish I ahdn’t been too busy to take a good look at the lake.

    Very frustrating driving from Madison WI to Detroit – we followed the shore of the lake but never actually saw it.

    • Yeah there are a lot of spots where your driving along one of the lakes, but not close stuff to actually see a lot, especially on the interstates. Hope you have a chance to visit and hang out along any of the Great Lakes sometime. So much beautiful stuff to see. ๐Ÿ™‚

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