I was born in Detroit
and while I wasn't exactly
raised there, I did spend many summers there (technically, Royal Oak
suburb just north of Detroit) so I have somewhat of a softspot for it
(although I'm sure that one winter spent there would cure me of
But certain events
caused a once great city of over two million to decline, leaving much of the
city abandoned. And a shame too, since many of the buildings are (or were)
beautiful. Or at least something other than steel, glass and concrete.
So in coming across The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit (via
life from los(t)
angeles) I'm getting this great feeling of nastalgia. Not that I've
seen many of the buildings pictured, but enough of them and it's a shame to
see them destroyed. I mean, how
many apartment buildings do
you see with corner based semi-turreted coner balconies?
And okay, I have a fondness for brick buildings. I mean, can you
imagine living or working in a building this grand?
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