February 16, 2018

17 iconic selfies that prove you're a Detroiter

Do people even selfie anymore? The answer is yes. And what better way to take a selfie than in front of a seriously iconic Detroit landmark. The city is known for its skyline, unique outdoor art installations, and, well, The Fist. Here's a round up of Instagram-worthy selfies that prove you've spent enough time in the Motor City to be considered a real Detroiter.

Scroll down to view images

Join the Metro Times Press Club

At a time when local-based reporting is critical, support from our readers is essential to our future. Support our coverage with a one-time or monthly donation.

Joe Louis Memorial (The Fist) 
The Joe Louis Fist might be the most easily recognized symbol in Detroit iconography. It's in the heart of downtown Detroit and a selfie here proves you're in the middle of the city's ongoing renaissance. 
Photo via Instagram, katholmes_
Joe Louis Memorial (The Fist)
The Joe Louis Fist might be the most easily recognized symbol in Detroit iconography. It's in the heart of downtown Detroit and a selfie here proves you're in the middle of the city's ongoing renaissance.
Photo via Instagram, katholmes_
In front of murals 
Much like this work of art — it's named Illuminated Mural, in case you didn't already know — Detroit's many bright murals are the perfect spot for a quick selfie that proves Detroit is so much more than just the nitty gritty Motor City.
Photo via Instagram, berrrrr28
In front of murals
Much like this work of art — it's named Illuminated Mural, in case you didn't already know — Detroit's many bright murals are the perfect spot for a quick selfie that proves Detroit is so much more than just the nitty gritty Motor City.
Photo via Instagram, berrrrr28
Dally in the Alley
This summertime staple takes place in Midtown and attracts a bevy of creatives and fun-seekers. 
Photo via instagram, alecaretakis
Dally in the Alley
This summertime staple takes place in Midtown and attracts a bevy of creatives and fun-seekers.
Photo via instagram, alecaretakis
Hamtramck Disneyland 
This colorful display is one of those little-known destinations, and a selfie here proves you really know your way around town. 
Photo via Instagram, fexd
Hamtramck Disneyland
This colorful display is one of those little-known destinations, and a selfie here proves you really know your way around town.
Photo via Instagram, fexd
Movement Electronic Music Festival 
Detroit is the birthplace of techno and a selfie at this annual Memorial weekend festival proves you're into the city's music history and, well, partying.
Photo via Facebook, nightmoves.me photography/christopher soltis
Movement Electronic Music Festival
Detroit is the birthplace of techno and a selfie at this annual Memorial weekend festival proves you're into the city's music history and, well, partying.
Photo via Facebook, nightmoves.me photography/christopher soltis
Tigers Opening Day 
Love it or hate it, opening day is a rite of passage 'round these parts. Whether you're simply trying to get to work and avoid the crowds, or getting so drunk you pass out on the sidewalk, an opening day selfie proves you're part of this amazing city we call Detroit.
Photo via Facebook, Carlos Perozo
Tigers Opening Day
Love it or hate it, opening day is a rite of passage 'round these parts. Whether you're simply trying to get to work and avoid the crowds, or getting so drunk you pass out on the sidewalk, an opening day selfie proves you're part of this amazing city we call Detroit.
Photo via Facebook, Carlos Perozo
Hipster Beach 
This "secret beach" on Belle Isle is a beloved destination for the hip young folks who call Detroit home. Snap a selfie here to prove you belong to a super cool social group. 
Photo via Instagram, whskeybreth
Hipster Beach
This "secret beach" on Belle Isle is a beloved destination for the hip young folks who call Detroit home. Snap a selfie here to prove you belong to a super cool social group.
Photo via Instagram, whskeybreth
QLine 
Detroit's new streetcar will take you in a three-mile loop around downtown and Midtown,
giving you plenty of time to snap the perfect selfie.
Photo via Instagram, jessicasapothecary
QLine
Detroit's new streetcar will take you in a three-mile loop around downtown and Midtown, giving you plenty of time to snap the perfect selfie.
Photo via Instagram, jessicasapothecary
The Z-Park 
Snap a self portrait in front of the garage's many colorful murals. 
Photo via Instagram, d_baghdadi21
The Z-Park
Snap a self portrait in front of the garage's many colorful murals.
Photo via Instagram, d_baghdadi21
Takoilet @ Takoi 
It's a thing, but we're not really sure why. 
Photo via Instagram, brownboyswag
Takoilet @ Takoi
It's a thing, but we're not really sure why.
Photo via Instagram, brownboyswag