The other night, I was working on my computer and decided to flip the TV on for a little background noise. My DVR is messed up and randomly tunes to FOX, so it didn't surprise me when I heard American Idol music playing in the background. Pretty focused on the computer, I glanced out of the corner of my eye--and saw a very familiar-looking building:
Oh, HEY, Heidelberg Project!
American Idol was filming in Detroit! I rewound to the beginning of the segment and realized that the contestants were being introduced in front of well-known Detroit landmarks--some of which I knew, and some I didn't. I decided I'd turn it into a game and identify as many as I could.
|#1 - The Fillmore in Detroit, where American Idol filming recently took place.|
|#2 - Ohhh, I got this one! Eastern Market, no?|
|#3 - Michigan Central Station|
|# 4 - This one...in the snow. Yep, definitely the snow.|
(Okay...maybe by the Detroit River? Or a Seventeen magazine spread . . .)
Of course, I'm not yet an expert on the Motor City, so there were plenty of places I recognized but couldn't name. Either because I have a horrible memory, or I just haven't seen all of these places in person.
So . . . can any of you Detroiters help me name these locations?
|#6 (Both photos above . . . I haven't yet been, but could this be the Guardian Building?)|
|#7 (That face, though.)|
|#8 (This doesn't ring a bell at all--but I love the colors!)|
|#9 (Is this carousel by the Detroit River Front?)|
|#11 (It's super lame that I can't remember this one--but . . . the courthouse?)|
So, what do you think--did you recognize any? And how many did I get wrong? ;) . . . Comment below with where you think each shot was taken! In the meantime, I'll be busy studying up on my local geography.