Here Is Gone

There’s some amazing images of the grand decaying relics of Detroit here, at Sociological Images.  They also have, like, intelligent graphs and commentary, but I’m feeling simultaneously frivilous and morbid so let’s just do some of the photos here:

Gothic Theatre (built 1928, closed in 1970s)

Gothic Theatre (built 1928, closed in 1970s)

Lee Plaza, luxury hotel closed in 1990s

Lee Plaza, luxury hotel closed in 1990s

Photos by: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

It looks terribly romantic to me, the perfect spot for a clandestine picnic on a rainy day, but I suppose there would be rats.

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April 24, 2009. Tags: , , , . art, history.

4 Comments

  1. Gina replied:

    Tag: “Recession”. Surely, we can’t blame this on the big ‘R’ too. Stupidity, yes. But the recession?

  2. Gina replied:

    I love it tho. Can we make more of these?

  3. Gina replied:

    Also, does the Price William theatre in the Cambridge Town Hall ever get used? Hmmm…clandestine picnic on a rainy day perhaps?

  4. swingsandskateboards replied:

    Grief Gina! It never rains but it pours with you!

    I think with Detroit specifically it’s not so much this current recession, but the 20 year-ish decline of the US automobile industry since Japanese cars entered the market.

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