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The Heidelberg Project, Detroit

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  • At first glance, I have been amazed and wondering what's behind the beautification of a whole block. The founder has spoken to us and tells us something about the project. At second glance, the project has captivated me, there is much to discover, and with much effort, it enlarges steadily. I find it commendable, if artists make a contribution to their homeland and find very attractive the gesamtkunstwerk. Even if some dolls of the weather look creepy ;)
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  • A different work of art. A place to recycle items for sure. There is a story behind the clocks and if a neighbor is around there as you are looking they might tell you stories to add to the art!!  more »
  • A living art project with a great story of how it started as a political protest to revive the neighbourhood after the 1967 riots, transforming a neighbourhood people were afraid to walk on to one of ...  more »
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  • I’ve frequented this spot for years and love watching it change. Heidelberg is a part of Detroit history that I cherish and look forward to visiting a couple of times a year. I’ve never felt unsafe walking through this attraction until recently and kind of feel the need to recommend that you just drive through it these days. The locals have always been eccentric but kind to me in the past. In my last visit, a woman who claimed to live in one of the Heidelberg homes approached myself and my group pretty aggressively demanding donation money and actively followed us all the way back to our vehicle screaming insults the entire way when we didn’t have anything to spare. We were also aware of a man scoping out our car when we went to leave. This has been the only negative experience I’ve had here but it definitely stuck with me. I still cherish this location and love this work of art with my entire heart but I definitely recommend that you don’t walk around here without a group and don’t let your vehicle out of sight.
  • I wouldn't recommend walking in this area. It is more of a bus tour or car tour type. Everything here is like a left-over museum of belongings from others. Drive safe and drive slow. Things that I need to remind people. Average response time for police force in Detroit is around 58 minutes. Better pray the police doesn't have anything urgent at that moment.
  • What an experience to walk around here! I visited this block last year and more has been added since then, there’s also just so much to see one trip isn’t enough. Will definitely be back to see what else catches my eyes next time!
  • SCARY! DO NOT GO THERE AT NIGHT.. This is a VERY strange place... a guy who some say is an artist, just decided to "decorate" a few residential city blocks of Detroit with old dolls and weird creepy paintings.... This is actually a tourist attraction for some reason... I do admit it's something to see...
  • Very cool interesting experience. You have to take your time walking through, there are so many pieces of art to check out. I felt safe walking around also.

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