Detroit Zen: A Couple Of Minutes With The Koi On Belle Isle

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The Aquarium on Belle Isle, originally opened in 1904 and at one point was America’s oldest-running aquarium (it was shut down for a few years starting in 2005 due to budget issues), has a very cool koi pond next door between it and the Whitcomb Conservatory.

The Aquarium was designed by none other than the godfather of Detroit architecture, Albert Kahn.

The pond houses nearly 300 fish, with some estimated at being 80 years old – and they like to take an interest in people staring at them – or our funny camera looking at them.

So enjoy a couple minutes of Detroit Zen. Need more? Check out the lit up Scott Fountain at night.

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