Friday, April 6, 2012

The Decline of a Great American City

For many of us who grew up in Detroit in the 1950s, the city was dynamic, full of life and culture, and with the exception of a few pockets of revitalization the city is now a disaster, resembling a war zone. Up and down Detroit’s residential streets and culture centers, great architectural buildings and homes stand abandoned and in ruin, as evidenced in the photo essay of French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre.  Their book “The Ruins of Detroit“, a document of decaying buildings frozen in time, was published in December 2010.

Click here for photos:
and this will break your heart:

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