The Decay of Motor City, USA

I wrote recently that Chernobyl, that most unlikely of holiday destinations, was now open for business, and looking to attract travellers interested in something a little unusual.

Recently, I cam across some of the most incredible photos of another city – Detroit – which is also in decline, though not quite through such tragic and immediate circumstances. More importantly, through projects like the one that Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, maybe this decline is not permanent.

Check out their website for many more beautiful, haunting and amazing images of the decay of Detroit.

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Categories: Buildings, Photos, Places

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2 Comments on “The Decay of Motor City, USA”

  1. Adam Ford
    February 23, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Yes. That top image is of Grand Central Station, presently slated for demolition so far as I’m aware. Crying shame. I could show you photos of inner city Detroit and tell you they were of Beirut and you wouldn’t bat an eyelid.
    There’s no greater symbol of the cultural and societal rifts that can be created by neo-liberalism than the decline of inner Detroit.

  2. February 25, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    Located your website through Digg. You know I will be signing up to your feed.

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