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The Heidelberg Project, Detroit

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3.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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  • Never seen anything like it before. It's art or trash, depending on your point of view. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Not to be missed, if only for the sheer strangeness of it all. 
  • Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area. We spent about 15 minutes wandering around the strange assortment of creepy old toys and miscellaneous junk. 
  • Interesting, what occurs if the space there is and the freedom. Nice to the Traverse and see, allow time for details and mood.
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  • You just can't write a review about a place like this because each persons perception of Art and its true meaning are all so vastly different but I will say this, if your like me and find Detroit a hypnotizing city full of raw emotion and a unique form of expression regardless if its displayed on the side of a building or in a Art gallery then you will like this. I will say the area is about as safe as it gets considering were you are. There are cameras everywhere and always people there walking around so you won't be alone. Just lock up your car and hide valuables. As for the meaning of the clocks you wonder...As it was said to me by Ty himself, what time is it(metaphorically speaking)? Enjoy!!
  • A wonderful street art project, intriguing and thought provoking- we spent over an hour looking around. However my positive outlook on the project quickly changed when I attempted to speak to the artist- who was sitting on a chair reading a newspaper on the sidewalk, right in the very middle of his own project- to be met with a rude, angry response. I was shocked, after having politely greeted him and asking 'Please could I ask you a few questions' , for him to respond to me 'As you can see I am reading, so could you do me a favor and go and look around?' (We had quite clearly already looked around). He said this with a grave expression on his face and in an angry, blunt tone. I found this unnecessary and quite frankly- just plain rude. After responding this, he continued to say that it would not be fair to speak to us if the rest of our group weren't there- a ridiculous remark seen as the rest of our group were not interested in speaking to the artist. A note to the artist- I would completely understand your request not to be disturbed, perhaps, if you were not sitting in the middle of your very own project reading a newspaper. This portrayed the impression that you were willing to talk to visitors, especially seen as you were not working on the project or doing anything of particular importance. I was spoken to in a rude and patronizing way and this has, unfortunately, ruined my impression of the project and the artist himself.
  • If you understand the conditions in Detroit and if you are open minded you will appreciate this craft. Limited resources and abandoned homes, Tyree used them to create a place that is now visited by thousands of people throughout the year. The project will undergo a transformation in the years to come.
  • An amazing and moving project. If you can go back more than once to see how it evolves over months and years, it is even more poignant. Get out and walk around, don't just drive through.
  • An awesome sight. I can only say it's one of those experiences that must be seen. It can't be said. Photos can't capture it. Like a picture of the grand canyon vs standing there amongst it's majestic size and site. I'm not comparing the two, just the ability to describe or photograph. A must do if downtown with some quality time to spend.
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