Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Beautiful Demise of Detroit

Two French photographers, Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, have documented the abandoned ruins of Detroit in a new series of photograps on their website. It's quite breathtaking.

Detroit's crumbling facade has become the de facto symbol of the faltering American auto industry. What was once an industrial mecca full of luxury hotels and fancy restaurants has, through deindustrialization and middle class flight, transformed into a postmodern symbol of the dark side of capitalism. Definitely worth a look.

And the Lions aren't gonna be decent any time soon, either.


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