Thursday, December 4, 2008

Remains of Detroit

Time Magazine Photo Essay of Detroit
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Really neat photos--I lived on the east side and Cass Corridor area of Detroit for years. When I delivered newspapers on the Woodward ave route from downtown through Highland Park, I really got to know the city. This essay shows some places not too many people get to see.

5 comments:

doggybloggy said...

Opera parking and the pyramid were my favorites - I would go around building pyramids everywhere and photographing them - its such a great idea for a transient installation project.

TavoLini said...

I dig that!

I was really into installation projects in college. I always wanted to do a Don Quixote type project. Travel around the US in pursuit of noble deeds and unreachable goals.

The Blonde Duck said...

Cool! That's really neat.

buffalodick said...

Neat? It's sad. After selling specialty metals for 35 years, I got to watch the decline of manufacturing in Michigan and America. Germany and Japan were crushed by WWII. Their countries emergence from poverty was driven by manufacturing. China and India are the new low cost providers, which is why they are in economic growth mode. Going to service jobs instead of manufactuing was robbing Peter to pay Paul. Grand Rapids was a major tool and die/ automated equipment provider to the Detroit area, and the car industry. Half of those shops are gone, and the ones left aren't hiring! You lived there, and saw the decline- so I know you know what i mean...

Maggie said...

Thanks for the link!

The first 18 years of my life were spent at Fenkell and Greenfield. Did you see the link to the Mall of America Mallscapes on the same page. It's such a strange juxtaposition of what we do spend money to keep nice and shiny and what we let crumble into dust.