If it's interesting and happening at the world famous Lafayette Coney Island in downtown Detroit, dedicated coney server Faisal will get a picture of it. Everything from horse cops trying to enter the 100-year-old restaurant (while still on horseback), to the behind-the-scenes of the making of everyone's favorite Detroit food -- the coney dog -- Faisal has it covered. Never boring, the account comes from a man who can balance over twenty coney dogs on one arm (and has the photos to prove it) and has become a Motor City staple in the process.
For a perfect blend of the old and the new in Detroit entertainment, there's the Instagram account of the Masonic Temple. The largest building of its kind in the world, the Masonic Temple is home to one of Detroit's most well-loved music venues, wedding halls and all things associated with major gatherings within the city. The building itself, a stunning temple of architecture, is strikingly beautiful, and this Instagram account shows it all off in rich detail with a flair for historic preservation and nuggets of lost wisdom.
If there's one major controversial subject in Detroit photography, it's "ruin porn." For decades now, amateur and professional photographers have been taking photos across the wide expanse of the Motor City of its most derelict and run down areas, including abandoned homes, buildings, and empty, broken structures, and most people either love it as a symbol of desolate beauty, or loathe it as a grim reminder of a long, slow spiral for the city. Photographer Tony Detroit is considered one of the best in the business on Instagram for his shots, and despite the sad and painful memories of a lost Detroit that his photos invoke, there's no doubt that so many of them are still hauntingly beautiful.
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If it's the world-famous street art of Detroit that has you interested in perusing Instagram, then the account Pieces of Detroit has some of the top photos of the city's best, from the well-hidden, to the internationally-recognized pieces of art that can crop up anywhere. Some of the planet's most famous street artists have spent time tagging the city. From the likes of Banksy and Shepard Fairey, to the lowliest unknown artist with a can of paint, Pieces of Detroit captures them all, and in such a way to make it eye-catching to even those who normally wouldn't take a second look at street art, too.
One of the country's top museums, and the crown jewel of the Detroit art scene, the Detroit Institute of Art is one of the oldest and most well-respected museums in America. With more than 60,000 pieces of art in its halls, the DIA Instagram account makes good use of them all, as well as photographing the more interesting aspects of their special guests, visitors, speakers, exhibits, grounds and so much more! If you find art lacking in your life and you love the city of Detroit, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better account to follow than the best of the professional art and curiosities at the Detroit Institute of Art.
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