Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Anyone want to get in on the ground floor of a residential investment? The above is part of a photo essay by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffrey on the ruins of Detroit, as featured on Time.com.

Tracking back, I saw it linked by Ben Templesmith in reference to a pretty insightful column by Australian journalist Guy Rundle, as seen here.

There’s many places you can visit with your limited time on earth — the Turkish rivieria, Finland’s Ice Hotel, Mt Fuji, Wobbie World — but everyone who wants to understand the last century and this one, should see Detroit.

Why? Because Detroit is the first modern urban ruin, the largest city that has simply been allowed to die.


ron said...

they have stanley cups though

Sean said...

I wonder how many people in Detroit-proper give a crap.

Sean said...

They'd probably trade a couple Cups for a Super Bowl win. Or maybe even a playoff appearance by the Lions.

Oh wait, I forgot, it's "Hockey Town."