January 11, 2011

Astounding Photos Of Detroit In Ruins

Urban Exploration seems to be the theme of the week here on the blog.  I was checking out some of my favorite city blogs and found a link to these astounding photographs of Detroit. This city, which used to be a thriving industrial metropolis at the height of the American auto boom, is now a literal shell of it former self, its downtown littered with abandoned buildings left to rot.

A pair of 20-something photographers from the outskirts of Paris, Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, set out to document the post-apocalyptic interiors of the city. Photos of the empty city library and an abandoned police station are especially haunting. Their work is viewable in a gallery on the Guardian UK's website and have also been collected into a book called "The Ruins of Detroit". Right now, it's only available in Europe but hopefully, as these pics get some stateside attention, the book will be available here.

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