We visited a street art project called the Heidelberg Project, which was once an entire street full of decorated houses, many of which have since burned down or been left to ruin.
Beautiful homes now boarded up are commonplace in Detroit, and contrast massively to the interspersed affluent neighbourhoods filled with workers from the car industry.
The skywalks dotted around the city, we were told, provided protection to people during times of austerity, when it could be unsafe to be on the street.
We had some authentic Cuban food washed down with fresh mojitos, at Vicente's.
(Excuse the hair! Frizzy vs. sleek, what's going on? And why did my husband not point it out?!)