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Overlooking Two Skylines, Cities and Countries in Autumn.

Back to Belle Isle Park in Detroit I go! I’ve posted photos and written about this spot before during the heart of the summer and in the dead of winter. It’s a place I get to once a season, so below is how it looked on a recent trip in Autumm. Beautiful every time.

The Detroit River is right in front of you with Detroit’s skyline, the state of Michigan and the United States on the right. Turn to the left side of the river and you have the city of Windsor and it’s skyline, the province of Ontario and Canada.

Autumn, Belle Isle, state park, Michigan

Autumn, Belle Isle, state park, Detroit, Michigan

Autumn, Belle Isle, state park, Detroit, Michigan

Autumn, Belle Isle, state park, Detroit, Michigan

Autumn, Belle Isle, state park, Detroit, Michigan

Autumn, Belle Isle, state park, Detroit, Michigan

Autumn, Belle Isle, state park, Detroit, Michigan

Autumn, Belle Isle, state park, Detroit, Michigan

Time to relax and enjoy the view amongst the fallen leaves.

Autumn, Belle Isle, state park, Detroit, Michigan

It looks like I have lots of company. ๐Ÿ™‚

Autumn, Belle Isle, state park, Detroit, Michigan

Autumn, Belle Isle, state park, Detroit, Michigan

One spot, two skylines, two cities and two countries. See you again in winter my friend!

Have you visited a spot overlooking multiple skylines, cities, states/provinces and/or countries at the same time?

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?