Monday, July 22, 2013

Ruins of Detroit

Detroit has been making news since they became the largest city to ever declare bankruptcy in the United States. Yves Marchand & Romaine Meffree photography started this project back in 2005 called The Ruins of Detroit. Looking at these pictures it is easy to imagine Detroit at its height in the 1950s. It pains me to see such beautiful Art Deco buildings reduced to ruins! The images are both haunting and post-apocalyptic--as if everyone just picked up their stuff in the '50s and left...

18th floor of David Broderick Tower

Abandoned apartment buildings in Art Deco style

East Methodist Church

Check out the artists' website for more pictures from the series and feel free to explore the links above to read more about these decaying buildings and the dying city in which they live...

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