Beautiful time-lapse video of Detroit, Michigan’s ongoing rebirth

Detroit, Michigan is back. The city that was once called the Paris of the Midwest has been reborn into a beautiful, vibrant, city on the rise.

I’m here to show you that Detroit is not a city of crime and ruins, but a diverse city of life, new ideas, and an abundant variety of scenery.

Shooting for this video took place over the course of around 2 years, with countless hours processing. The final product is made up of roughly 5,000 individual photographs, cut down from over 25,000 frames captured over the last two years.

Gathering footage for this video showed me some of the incredible things that can be found in Detroit if you’re willing to be patient and seek them out.

From the views on top of the Penobscot Building, to the quiet serenity of Belle Isle and everything in between, I am proud to call Detroit my home. – Mike Tokarz

Watch 3-minute video.

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