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The Ruins of Detroit

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Photography by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre. A photo series of abandoned buildings in Detroit. These photos show how an economic crisis can be just as devastating as something like Chernobyl. The difference is that people still live in Detroit.

"Detroit presents all archetypal buildings of an American city in a state of mummification. Its splendid decaying monuments are, no less than the Pyramids of Egypt, the Coliseum of Rome, or the Acropolis in Athens, remnants of the passing of a great Empire."

It only took me 3 months to re-discover this.