In downtown Detroit, the streets are lined with abandoned hotels and swimming pools, ruined movie houses and schools, all evidence of the motor city’s painful decline. The photographs of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre capture what remains of a once-great city – and hint at the wider story of post-industrial America.
“Ruin lust” is a great term for it. I find run down buildings fascinating. The essay above is really well written, so I’m not going to rehash what they say. Be sure to check out the photo gallery too. So many beautifully damaged rooms that were once shiny, bright, and new. It’s humbling to think about and to consider our own places in the world… deep thoughts…
This one was my favorite, for somewhat obvious reasons..