Friday, July 14, 2006
We returned from our super-bon-bon-long trip around the East/Midwest and are safely back in suburbia. We spent the better part of one day in Detroit, visiting Evan's old house, school, and neighborhood. Saw a drug deal, a prostitute, and many beautiful old abandoned buildings. Evan told me about some sites maintained by "urban spelunkers" who explore abandoned hotels, apartment buildings, train stations, etc. Detroit must be a mecca for these folks because it seems about 50% abandoned, even (especially) downtown. The above image comes from forgotten detroit .
It's eerie and sad to view these photos and think about the decay of some American cities.